Assi Azar

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Assi Azar
Assi Azar.jpg
Azar on stage, 2008
Born (1979-06-10) 10 June 1979 (age 38)
Holon, Israel
Nationality Israeli
Occupation Television presenter
Years active 2004–present
Known for Hosting Big Brother - Israel and The Next Star
Spouse(s) Albert Escolà (m. 2016)

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] He is of Bukharan Jewish and Yemeni Jewish descent.[2]


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.[3][4] Shortly after, he began to create the documentary film,[4] 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.[4]


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

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