Martin Bashir ‘earns up to £15,000’ for speaking engagements with same speaking firm as Meghan Markle and Prince Harry


MARTIN Bashir earns thousands speaking at public engagements – and he’s on the same books and Harry and Meg.

The controversial journalist can allegedly earn up to £15,000 a pop for the engagements and is listed as being on the books of US firm the Harry Walker Agency.

Bashir earns big bucks at the speaking agency, it’s claimed

He’s on the same books as Meghan and Harry – but they can only be booked through special arrangement

Bashir is well-known for his bombshell Diana interview

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are also available through HWA – but can only be hired by special arrangement, it is claimed.

The firm says of Bashir: “If you were to think of some of the biggest global stories — from the life and death of Princess Diana to the King of Pop Michael Jackson to the BALCO drugs in sports scandal — there is one name that links them all: Martin Bashir.

“In addition to anchoring Nightline at ABC and his own eponymous show on MSNBC, Martin is the singular journalist who has brought these and many other high impact stories to a worldwide audience.

“His signature reporting has delivered ratings and garnered awards around the world.”

A source on the lucrative speaking circuit claimed: “Bashir will get between £5,000 and £15,000 depending on the booking.

“He’s pretty popular and it’s a little embarrassing that he’s on the same team as Meghan and Harry given the controversy swirling around at the moment.”

The source is referring to recent claims made by Princess Diana’s Brother, Earl Spencer, who said she was duped by Bashir into giving her famous interview with forged documents.

Charles Spencer has demanded a BBC inquiry over claims forged bank statements were used to secure the historic Panorama interview,

He accused the Beeb of a whitewash and “sheer dishonesty” and blasted Bashir for persuading Diana to take part in 1995.

In the interview, watched by 23 million, Diana told Bashir “there were three people in the marriage” — a reference to Charles’ relationship with Camilla Parker Bowles.

The BBC said it could not comment on private correspondence and was unable to investigate as Bashir was iill with Covid-related issues.

It said the corporation was “being as open as we can about events from a quarter of a century ago”.

The BBC has said the faked documents were not used to get the interview.

Bashir also runs his own firm called Panoramic Productions Ltd.

The latest accounts for this year show the firm has £209,994 in cash in its coffers and has paid out more than £51,000 in tax.

Bashir is at the centre of controversy after Diana’s brother claimed she was duped into his BBC interview

The journalist is currently recovering from a covid-related illness