Former BBC Head Resigns From Current Office Amid Fallout From Princess Diana Interview Scandal


In his resignation statement, Hall said that he’s “very sorry for the events of 25 years ago” and voiced his belief in that “leadership means taking responsibility.”

Anthony Hall, the former director-general of the BBC, has stepped down from his position as chairman of the National Gallery.

According to the Daily Mail, his resignation comes after he was criticised in the “bombshell report” into Princess Diana’s 1995 interview with BBC journalist Martin Bashir.

The inquiry conducted by former Supreme Court judge John Dyson revealed that Princess Diana was tricked into the interview by Bashir through deceit and fake bank statements.

The BBC was also deemed “woefully ineffective” in investigating Bashir’s actions, with UK Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden this week mentioning the possibility of governance reforms at the broadcaster.

This month, Bashir has also stepped down as the BBC’s religion editor after a lengthy sick leave.


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