Uri Geller ‘introduced Martin Bashir to Michael Jackson after being shown letter from Princess Diana’

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URI Geller says he introduced Martin Bashir to Michael Jackson after being shown a letter from Princess Diana — but is unsure if it was genuine.

The spoon-bending psychic, 73, says Bashir was “close to begging” him for an interview with his pal, which triggered a court trial.

Prince William has backed an independent probe into Martin Bashir’s conduct

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Prince William has backed an independent probe into Martin Bashir’s conductCredit: Noble Draper

Bashir’s film on Jackson proved disastrous for the Beat It singer

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Bashir’s film on Jackson proved disastrous for the Beat It singerCredit: Rex Features

It comes as Diana’s brother Earl Spencer blasted a BBC probe into how Bashir landed the 1995 Di interview.

Geller said last night: “What convinced me to introduce him to Michael was a crumpled-up letter that he pulled out of his leather wallet.

“It was from Diana praising him for the interview he conducted with her. I have no idea if it was genuine.”

He went on: “My mind was basically thinking, ‘OK, Michael loves Diana’.”

But he added: “There was always something disturbing in my mind about Bashir.”

Bashir’s subsequent film on Jackson, aired in 2003, proved disastrous for the Beat It singer.

He admitted sleeping in the same bedroom as a 12-year-old boy, leading to a trial where the star was acquitted.

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Geller said Jackson, who died in 2009, was “devastated” by the documentary.

Bashir, 57, is accused of showing Diana forged bank statements to lure her into a Panorama chat.

Earl Spencer said last night that he was unhappy with the proposed “parameters” of the investigation.

The BBC has launched an independent investigation over Bashir's 1995 interview with Diana

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The BBC has launched an independent investigation over Bashir's 1995 interview with DianaCredit: Getty Images - Getty

Geller says he was persuaded to introduce Bashir to Jacko

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Geller says he was persuaded to introduce Bashir to JackoCredit: PA:Press Association

Prince William backs BBC probe into claims Panorama duped Princess Diana into 1995 interview

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