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.
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  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