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Martin Bashir claims he 'never wanted to harm Diana' after deceiving her into interview

The reporter who used deceitful behaviour to secure an interview with Princess Diana is speaking out for the first time since the damning investigation findings were released this week.

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Bashir has spoken to a Sunday newspaper about his exclusive interview. Source: 1 NEWS

Martin Bashir gave his side of the story to a UK paper about the world exclusive 1995 interview, with a message directed at Prince William and Harry. 

He’s deeply sorry, saying he never wanted to harm Diana in any way and doesn’t believe he did. 

“Everything we did in terms of the interview was as she wanted, from when she wanted to alert the palace, to when it was broadcast, to its contents,” he told The Sunday Times.

The worldwide exclusive to the BBC was watched by 25 million people in 1995 - a bombshell for its time. 

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Prince Harry has also described the events of the 90s and the toll they took on his mental health. Source: 1 NEWS

This week, Prince William said the deceitful way the interview was secured had fed his mother’s paranoia and that she didn’t know who to trust. 

Diana’s brother the Earl of Spencer has written to the Metropolitan Police, asking them to look again at the circumstances of the interview. 

Scotland Yard has already revealed it’ll be looking at the report to see if there are any significant evidence that would support a criminal investigation. 

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A scathing report found she was deceived by reporter Martin Bashir 25 years ago, and that the organisation then covered it up. Source: 1 NEWS

The man in charge at the BBC at the time has now quit his position at the national gallery after he was heavily criticised in the Dyson report. 

Meanwhile. the corporation’s current director-general told staff in an email that the scandal leaves them with much to reflect on.