SHAMELESS Martin Bashir has claimed he “loved” Princess Diana after Prince William blasted the “lurid and false claims” he made to secure the 1995 interview.
The Panorama presenter launched a sickening fight-back after being blamed for the misery in the final two years of Diana’s life.
The Duke of Cambridge said the lies about the Royal Family “played on her fears and fuelled paranoia” as he emphatically slammed the BBC for the interview and its fallout.
Wills insisted the failings “not only let my mother down, and my family down; they let the public down”.
But Bashir, 58, flat-out refuses to admit that the notorious one-on-one chat, watched by 23 million, was granted after telling her lies to make her paranoid.
“I never wanted to harm Diana in any way and I don’t believe we did,” he said.
“Everything we did in terms of the interview was as she wanted, from when she wanted to alert the Palace, to when it was broadcast, to its contents.
“My family and I loved her.”
It comes after a damning report found Bashir did fake bank statements to “deceive” Diana into giving her bombshell Panorama interview.
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