Shelagh Fogarty's take on if Princess Diana's BBC interview should be aired again

21 May 2021, 16:48

By Sam Sholli

This is Shelagh Fogarty reaction to LBC listeners' messages on whether the BBC should keep Martin Bashir's BBC interview with Princess Diana.

Shelagh's words have come after police said they will "assess" the contents of a report on the BBC's 1995 Panorama interview with Princess Diana.

An independent review has found journalist Martin Bashir used fabricated bank statements to "deceive" Princess Diana's brother in an attempt to secure the interview with her.

Shelagh first responded to a message from a listener who said "the interview should be kept but only with a warning done by [Prince] Harry and [Prince] William explaining how it was only made possible through lies made by the interviewer, so everyone watching is fully aware of that fact".

She said: "Personally I wouldn't go that far as to give them the right to top the interview. But...you can do that just journalistically.

"It doesn't need to be approved by the Royals to do it, in my view. I don't think that's free journalism if you insist on that kind of thing."

Shelagh then responded to a call from a listener who said "[Prince] William is right to say the interview should never be played again, simply because it's conducted by [Martin] Bashir".

She replied: "Again, you're focussing on the man's voice in this, not Diana's voice. This is the thing that drives me crazy about this."

Shelagh went to on to say that Princess Diana "had agency" when she made the decision to sit down for an interview with Martin Bashir.

READ MORE: 'Don't throw baby out with the bathwater' over BBC, caller tells James O'Brien
READ MORE: 'I've never seen anything like it': Nick Ferrari blasts BBC over Diana interview

More Shelagh Fogarty News

See more More Shelagh Fogarty News

Exclusive
Dr Konstancja Duff was strip-searched by the Met Police.

'Humiliated' lecturer tells LBC Met Police are 'pathetic' for 'degrading' strip-search

'I just think Boris Johnson should go': Yvette Cooper slams PM in scathing attack

'I just think Boris Johnson should go': Yvette Cooper slams PM in scathing attack

No10 officers feared 'snooping' accusations if they acted on partygate, ex-top cop says

No10 officers feared 'snooping' accusations if they acted on partygate, ex-top cop says

'They're all murderers': Caller's shocking Islamophobia experience

'They're all murderers': Caller's shocking Islamophobia experience

Headteacher tells LBC of more than £67,000 increase in her school's energy bills

Headteacher tells LBC of more than £67,000 increase in her school's energy bills

Governance 'undermined' by No10 'survival' culture, Shad. Chief Treasury Sec tells Shelagh Fogarty

Governance 'undermined' by No10 'survival' culture, Shad Chief Treasury Sec tells Shelagh Fogarty

Shelagh Fogarty's devastating takedown of Boris Johnson partygate denial

Shelagh Fogarty's devastating takedown of Boris Johnson partygate denial

'Morally inept' NDA practice in uni sex cases must be scrapped, Minister insists

'Morally inept' uni sex case NDAs must be scrapped, Minister demands

Partygate scandal: 'I will never vote Conservative again,' caller says

Partygate scandal: 'I will never vote Conservative again,' passionate caller says

Ex-Met standards boss defends lack of No10 party investigations

Ex-Met standards boss defends lack of No10 party investigation

Tory MP Sir Roger Gale tells LBC party has to replace Boris Johnson as leader

Tory MP Sir Roger Gale tells LBC Boris Johnson has to be replaced as leader

Shelagh Fogarty's passionate clash with caller defending No10 party

Shelagh Fogarty's passionate clash with caller defending Number 10 party

Pavan Sagoo passed away in the same month Downing Street held a party for staff.

Mum who lost daughter, 14, during May 2020 lockdown too devastated to say the PM's name

Cladding crisis: Caller facing bankruptcy and 'fighting it every single day on credit cards'

Cladding crisis: Caller fighting bankruptcy 'every single day on credit cards'

Colston's Girls' School ex-pupil reveals 'inappropriate' rituals to slave trader

Colston's Girls' School ex-pupil reveals 'inappropriate' rituals to slave trader

'I will now say that I forgive the person who killed my son'

'I will now say that I forgive the person who killed my son'