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Assi Azar
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Azar during the Eurovision Song Contest 2019
Born (1979-06-10) 10 June 1979 (age 44)
Holon, Israel
Occupation Television presenter
Years active 2004–present
Known for Hosting Big Brother - Israel, The Next Star and Eurovision 2019
Albert Escolà Benet
(m. 2016)

Assi Azar (Hebrew: אסי עזר; born 10 June 1979) is an Israeli television host.


Assi Azar was born in Holon, Israel. He is of Bukharan-Jewish and Yemenite descent. In 2005, Azar came out as gay. Shortly after, he began to create the documentary film, Mom and Dad: I Have Something to Tell You. On 11 April 2016, Azar married his Spanish boyfriend Albert Escolà Benet at 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.


Media career

He co-hosted Big Brother - Israel with Erez Tal until 2015 and The Next Star with Rotem Sela. He is also the creator of the romantic comedy TV series, Beauty and the Baker.

His first program was online TV show KIK. In 2004–2005 Assi co-hosted TV youth show Exit. 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.

Azar hosted the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv alongside Lucy Ayoub, Erez Tal and Bar Refaeli. It was reported that Tal and Refaeli would be the main hosts, while Azar and Ayoub would host the green room. On 28 January, Azar and Ayoub hosted the contest's semi-final allocation draw at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Assi Azar para niños

  • List of Eurovision Song Contest presenters
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