‘If you miss it, you’d better have a decent alibi’: Channel 4 advertises TV musical based on Prince Andrew’s life with mobile billboard outside Woking branch of Pizza Express
- The slogan on the billboard is a reference to his BBC interview with Emily Maitlis
- Billboard is advertising the ‘satirical send-up’ Prince Andrew: The Musical
- Prince Andrew denied claims he had sex with Virginia Giuffre when she was 17
- The Pizza Express in Woking is the one Prince Andrew used as an alibi
- Insisted he spent the day there with his daughter when said to be with Ms Giuffre
Channel 4 has advertised its forthcoming TV musical based on Prince Andrew’s life with a mobile billboard outside the branch of a pizza chain restaurant that the Duke of York referred to in his Newsnight interview.
The van holding the slogan ‘If you miss it, you’d better have a decent alibi’ – a reference to his explosive interview with Emily Maitlis – appeared outside Pizza Express in Woking, Surrey, on Thursday morning.
This Pizza Express is the restaurant the Duke of York insisted he attended with his daughter Beatrice on March 10 – the same date he allegedly met up with seventeen-year-old Virginia Roberts.
Prince Andrew: The Musical, starring Kieran Hodgson, features a cast of comics and drag queens and is described as a ‘satirical send-up’ set to seven original musical numbers.
The van carrying the slogan ‘If you miss it, you’d better have a decent alibi’ – a reference to Prince Andrew’s disastrous interview with Emily Maitlis – appeared outside Pizza Express in Woking on Thursday morning
Prince Andrew stepped down from public life in November 2019 during the fallout from the BBC interview about his friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Pictured: Prince Andrew and Emily Maitlis during the interview
The Duke of York stepped down from public life in November 2019 amid the fallout from the BBC interview about his friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, who died in August that year.
The duke denied claims he had sex with Ms Giuffre, who said she was trafficked by Epstein on three separate occasions, including when she was 17 – still a minor under US law.
Ms Giuffre said one alleged encounter began with the duke sweating heavily as they danced at London nightclub Tramp.
But Andrew told Maitlis he had a medical condition at the time which meant he did not sweat, and that he had no recollection of ever meeting Ms Giuffre.
The Duke of York insisted he spent the day taking one of his daughters to the Pizza Express in Woking, pictured, for a party when he was said to be with Virginia Giuffre
He also insisted he spent the day taking one of his daughters to the Pizza Express in Woking for a party.
Andrew later settled his US sexual assault case out of court, although the agreement was not an admission of guilt from the duke and he has always strenuously denied the allegations against him.
In the hour-long TV musical, Maitlis will be played by actress and comedian Emma Sidi, known for Starstruck and Stath Lets Flats.
Munya Chawawa, Harry Enfield and Joe Wilkinson also feature.
Prince Andrew: The Musical launches on Thursday night at 9pm on Channel 4 and will then be available to stream on All 4.
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