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Prince Andrew in new blow as BBC DOUBLES length of Virginia Roberts interview

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”.

The prince claimed in his “car crash” BBC interview that he did not remember meeting Roberts - now Virginia Giuffre – who says she was a 17-year-old sex slave of his paedo pal Jeffrey Epstein.

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 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.

Prince Andrew is now under massive pressure after sponsors withdrew their backing for him over his role in the Epstein scandal.


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