Assi Azar

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Azar on stage, 2008

Assi Azar (Hebrew: אסי עזר‎‎; born June 10, 1979) is an Israeli television personality. He co-hosts Big Brother - Israel with Erez Tal until 2015 and The Next Star with Rotem Sela.

Early life[edit]

Azar was born in Holon, Israel.[1]


His first program was online TV show KIK. In 2004–05 Assi co-hosted TV youth show Exit.[1] Later he participated in the programs The Show, Good Evening with Guy Pines and The Champion: Locker Room, as well as the satirical programs Trapped 24 and Talk to my Agent.

Personal life[edit]

In 2005 Azar came out as a homosexual.[2][3] Shortly after, he began to create the documentary film,[3] Mom and Dad: I Have Something to Tell You.

On April 11 2016, Azar married his spaniard boyfriend Albert Escolà in a ceremony in Barcelona.

Azar is an LGBT rights advocate. In 2009, he was listed among the most 100 influential gay people in the world by OUT Magazine.[3]


  1. ^ a b Azar on (Hebrew)
  2. ^ "Assi Azar comes out", ynet, March 31, 2005. (Hebrew)
  3. ^ a b c "ASSI AZAR: Israeli TV personality and gay rights advocate". Cornell University. Spring 2015. Retrieved 24 June 2015. 

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