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Designer seeks BBC apology over role in Diana interview

Matt Wiessler says agreeing to mock-up a bank statement for Martin Bashir ended his career with broadcaster

The graphic designer who said he mocked-up fake bank statements at the request of Martin Bashir in order to obtain an interview with Diana, Princess of Wales, has claimed that his career in the media was derailed when top BBC managers secretly banned him from working for the corporation.

Matt Wiessler has said he was made to be the “fall guy” for the actions of Bashir, after it was claimed that the journalist had used false financial records in 1995 to win the trust of Earl Spencer and interview his sister Diana.

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