Martin Daubney

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Martin Daubney
Born (1970-06-22) 22 June 1970 (age 48)
Gedling, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Alma materUniversity of Manchester
OccupationFormer editor of Loaded magazine

Martin Edward Daubney[1] (born 22 June 1970) is an English journalist and commentator. He was the longest-serving editor of 'lad magazine' Loaded, and was responsible for the title's relaunch in April 2005.

Early life[edit]

He was brought up in the Gedling district of Nottinghamshire. He attended Carlton le Willows School,[2] before going up to the University of Manchester, graduating with a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Geography in 1992.

Lads magazine career[edit]

Previously working for the News of the World on its sports pages, Daubney was appointed Editor of Loaded,[3] replacing former editor Scott Manson.

Whilst filming Channel 4 documentary, Porn on the Brain, Daubney spoke to a group of school children who convinced him that pornography was shockingly prevalent, even amongst pre-adolescents. He has since Daubney has written about his new stance in the Daily Mail and posted anti-pornography messages on his Twitter account.[4][5]


The Daily Mirror reported that footballer George Best, then husband of Alex Best, accused Alex of sleeping with Daubney.[6]

The Anglian Wolf Society criticised Daubney for his actions, reported in an article he wrote for Loaded, in shooting wolves for sport in Russia.[7] Campaign magazine noted Martin Daubney in their 'Most Talked About Editors' list of 2005.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Turner, Janice (22 October 2005). "Dirty young men". The Guardian. London.
  2. ^ "Martin Daubney". LinkedIn. Archived from the original on 18 January 2015. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
  3. ^ Dawley, Heidi (19 March 2004). "Loaded, first laddie, seeks a new youth". Media Life Magazine. Archived from the original on 20 September 2012.
  4. ^ Daubney, Martin (25 September 2013). "Experiment that convinced me online porn is the most pernicious threat facing children today". Daily Mail. Archived from the original on 28 September 2013. Retrieved 28 September 2013.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2 July 2018. Retrieved 17 September 2018.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ The 3 am Girls (1 January 2004). "Best romps with brunette in pub toilet". Trinity Mirror. Archived from the original on 2004.
  7. ^ Staff writer (5 April 2005). "Wolf hunt horror promotion in English magazine". Anglian Wolf Society. Archived from the original on 24 May 2005.

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Preceded by
Scott Manson
Editor: Loaded
2003– July 2012
Succeeded by
Preceded by
February 2000 – February 2001
Succeeded by