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Martin Bashir

Martin Bashir is a popular British journalist. Martin Bashir worked as a presenter for British and American television. Moreover, he is popular as one of them took interviews with the late dancer and performer, Michael Jackson.

Early Life and Childhood

Martin Bashir was born Martin Henry Bashir on 19th January 1963. He stepped into this world in London, England. With this, he is currently 59 years old and holds British nationality. Likewise, he is a follower of Christianity and his birth sign is Capricorn.

Moving on to his family members, he was born to a Muslim family. His mother and father were originally from Pakistan and moved to Britain in 1951.

He is one of five children of his parents. One of them; a brother named Tommy suffered from muscular dystrophy and unfortunately died in 1991.


Talking about his educational status, Martin Bashir attended State Comprehensive Wandsworth School for Boys in Southfields, Wandsworth, London.

Likewise, after schooling, he joined King Alfred’s College of Higher Education in Winchester and studied English and History from 1982 to 1985. Furthermore, he later joined King’s College London in Strand, London.

Net Worth

Martin Bashir has made a pretty small amount of money from his successful journalism career.  As of the wiki sites, he currently has an estimated net worth of £3-5 million.

Relationship Status

Regarding his relationship status, Martin Bashir is currently in a happy married life with his wife, Deborah Bashir. Deborah is a professional nurse. However, their wedding details are not available. The couple is blessed with three children; Phoebe, Samuel, and Eliza.

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Caption: Martin Bashir with her wife Deborah (source: Alex)

Professional Life and Career

Martin started his career as a freelance sports journalist in 1986. After that, he joined BBC and worked there till 1999.

In November 1995, he interviewed Diana, Princess of Wales for the BBC’s Panorama show about her failed marriage to the Prince of Wales. In the United Kingdom, almost 23 million people watched the show. The BBC praised it as the scoop of a generation at the time.

Similarly, he began working with ITV on special documentary shows in 1999. Bashir did a series of interviews with American musician Michael Jackson for the documentary Living with Michael Jackson in 2003 while working at ITV.

In the same year, he produced “Major Fraud,” a documentary on British Army major Charles Ingram, who attempted to swindle his way to the prize money in an unaired episode of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

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Caption: Martin taking interview Diana (source: BBC)

Martin moved to New York in 2004 to enhance his career. There, he worked for ABC hosting the late-night news television show, “Nightline”. After working for a few years with ABC, he left it in 2010 and joined MSNBC.

He worked as a political commentator and also hosted his program, “Martin Bashir”. However, he resigned from NBC on 4th December 2013.

In late 2016, he returned to BBC News as a religious affairs correspondent. After working for about 5 years, he left BBC on 14th May 2021.

Music Career

Martin’s performance of Nat King Cole’s L.O.V.E. got him into the show, X-Factor through to the live shows. He has been a part of the show since October of this year.

He recently lost the words to a song while singing and became the target of some friendly teasing from his news colleagues. Bass Lion, his reggae album, was released on October 26, 2010.

Martin Bashir – Body Measurements

Enhancing his body measurements, he is 5 feet 6 inches or 1.68 meters tall and has a decent weight. However, his other body measurements are not available. In addition, he has dark brown hair and a pair of light brown eyes.

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Caption: Martin in his style (source: The Sun)

Martin Bashir – Social Media

When it comes to his social media handles, Martin is available on them. He is available only on Instagram with more than 15.8k followers.