"One of her most attractive qualities was her vulnerability. It was what endeared her to the public. I later realised that Martin [Bashir] picked on those vulnerabilities and exploited them," Khan, now 62, told theDaily Mail. "He was very persuasive with Diana. It was all about him being from the BBC, being respectable and very pious even. But he filled her head with rubbish."
The cardiologist also shared a story about a meeting he sat in on withDiana and Bashirahead of the infamous interview.
"Almost from the word go, he started asking me the most direct personal questions about Diana and our relationship. Why didn't we get married? When were we going to get married? That kind of thing. There was something about Bashir I didn't like. I told her to be careful of him," Khan said. "Of course I am not naïve. I knew that there was a part of Diana that wanted to give an interview but my question is if Martin Bashir had not been there persuading her, would she ever have done it?"