February ‘14
Insight Interview

February ‘14
Bassel Alzaro
Bassel Alzaro


The x-factor host who entered millions of homes in the Arab World proved to be up to the challenge and gained lots of success. Bassel Alzaro, the rising Egyptian star will share with us his secrets, ambitious and hopes for his career, read oN!

Do you have any regrets?

No, not at all. I will do it all over again.

What do you do in your spare time?

Go to the gym and spend time with family especially my mother and hang out with friends.

Do you believe in the traditional roles for men and women?

No. we are in 2014, everything changes even roles change.

When and how did you start your career?

That was ten years ago, by pure coincedence, I was out with some friends who were auditioning for a TV program in Melody, they wrote my name and I was the one who won the Melody Premiere TV presenter competition. A year later I worked in Future TV for three months. But my career started with X-Factor, when I got a call from the producer of the X-factor. It turns out that Yosra El-Lozy -my good friend- put my name as a candidate for the program.

If you hadn't been born in this century, when and where would you like to have lived?

In the 60s, when Egypt was a lot nicer and cleaner. I could imagine myself wearing the Charleston. Or I could live in the Brave heart era, I can be a warrior too.

What is your motto or the advice that you live by?

Draw a smile on people's face.

What was the most important day of your life?

It was the most joyful, stressful, first day on the X-factor

What's the best valentine's gift you ever received from a girl?

You must be kidding me!

What was the most trouble you have ever gotten into?

That was back in 2006 when I was visiting Beirut and the war started while I was there. I had to fly through Syria, it was horrible but yet an unforgettable experience.

What do you like most about your profession?

Although it is a lot of hard work, I love its outcome and the feed back from the people.

What are you up to now and what's coming up for you in 2014?

I am shooting a new series; it is an Egyptian, Syrian, Lebanese collaborative production that will be shot in the U.A.E. i am playing a new role and I am loving it. And I should be starting season 2 of the X-factor.

I never workout without:

My music'¦

My guilty food pleasure is:

Burger or Pizza'¦

On a typical Thursday night:

Chill out with the boyz'¦

My all time celebrity crush is:

Megan Fox'¦

My favorite thing to do when I want to relax:

Listen to quran'¦

My favourite vacation spot is:

Portugal, Bairro Alto'¦

By Rania Ihab