DISGRACED Prince Andrew has been hit with a new blow after the BBC doubled the length of its interview with one of Jeffrey Epstein’s “sex slaves”.
Virginia Roberts, 35, is said to repeat claims the Duke of York bedded her when she was 17 and branded his recent denial of the claims as “appalling”.
Buckingham Palace is said to be bracing itself for more bombshell allegations about the prince after it was revealed Roberts the interview.
And in a further blow, it has now been revealed the Panorama show featuring the interview has been extended from 30 minutes to one hour.
The 35-year-old, who says she had intercourse with the prince while aged 17, spoke to Panorama before the Royal appeared on Newsnight and it's set to be aired on Monday.
It is not known why the programme has been extended because the BBC declined to comment.
A BBC statement said: "Change of timing for next week's BBC Panorama, as the programme is now an hour long.
'THE PRINCE AND THE EPSTEIN SCANDAL'
"The Prince and the Epstein Scandal will now air at 9pm on @BBCOne on Monday 2 December."
Buckingham Palace has branded the allegations "false and without any foundation", stating: "any suggestion of impropriety with under-age minors" by the duke was "categorically untrue".
Ms Roberts claims that billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein trafficked her to London from the US.
BBC sources say that the interview forms part of a larger investigation and it is for that reason that it has not yet aired.
She is said to reiterate her claims he slept with her when she was just 17 after allegedly being trafficked from the US by the royal’s billionaire paedophile pal Epstein.
The Australian is believed to be furious that her interview, filmed three weeks before Andrew’s BBC Newsnight chat with Emily Maitlis last week, has not been aired.
City giant KPMG pulled out of his international business platform [email protected] and the Outward Bound charity could also axe him as patron.
Roberts has also alleged that she was procured by “madame” Maxwell, 57, the daughter of disgraced tycoon Robert Maxwell, as a teenage “sex slave” for Epstein.
She released a manuscript just hours before Jeffrey Epstein's death, which added to more than 2,000 documents of a lawsuit pending against the former financier and his pals.
The legal documents were released in a defamation case involving Roberts, who in 2015 claimed Prince Andrew slept with her three times, and Maxwell.
In the BBC Panorama programme, Roberts is understood to repeat claims the Duke of York bedded her when she was 17.
She also is said to brand his recent denial of the claims as “appalling”.
The royal has vehemently denied the accusations against him, branding them "false" and "without foundation".
When contacted by the Sun Online, Buckingham Palace stated: “It is emphatically denied that The Duke of York had any form of sexual contact or relationship with Virginia Roberts."