Prince Andrew will face fresh crisis as BBC’s Panorama interview will air on December 2

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The deepening crisis surrounding Prince Andrew is set to intensify after it was revealed a BBC interview with Virginia Roberts will air next week.

Ms Roberts, who claims she was sex trafficked by disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein into sleeping with the Duke of York on three occasions, will speak out on Monday.

The 35-year-old, who says she had intercourse with the prince while aged 17, spoke to Panorama before the Royal appeared on Saturday’s Newsnight.

Ms Roberts, now known as Ms Giuffre after marrying, claims that billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein trafficked her to London from the US.

The deepening crisis surrounding Prince Andrew is set to intensify after it was revealed a BBC interview with Virginia Roberts will air next week

The deepening crisis surrounding Prince Andrew is set to intensify after it was revealed a BBC interview with Virginia Roberts will air next week

The deepening crisis surrounding Prince Andrew is set to intensify after it was revealed a BBC interview with Virginia Roberts will air next week

Ms Roberts, who claims she was sex trafficked by disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein into sleeping with the Duke of York (shown together) on three occasions, will speak out on Monday

Ms Roberts, who claims she was sex trafficked by disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein into sleeping with the Duke of York (shown together) on three occasions, will speak out on Monday

Ms Roberts, who claims she was sex trafficked by disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein into sleeping with the Duke of York (shown together) on three occasions, will speak out on Monday

She was said to be furious that her interview – which was filmed three weeks before Andrew’s Newsnight chat aired – had not aired earlier.

A source close to her said she ‘made no bones’ about the Duke’s denial during her sit-down with Panorama, in which she is said to demand he comes clean.

It comes amid speculation her interview was deliberately held back so it did not jeopardise Andrew’s own interview after a year of planning by BBC executives

The source said the her legal team have now idea why the Panorama interview has not aired.

They claim that every broadcaster to have interviewed Ms Giuffre has aired them ‘almost immediately’ but the BBC hasn’t.

But BBC sources says that the interview forms part of a larger investigation and it is for that reason that it has not yet aired. 

Prince Andrew (pictured during his car crash interview with the BBC's Emily Maitlis) was told to step down from royal duties

Prince Andrew (pictured during his car crash interview with the BBC's Emily Maitlis) was told to step down from royal duties

Prince Andrew (pictured during his car crash interview with the BBC’s Emily Maitlis) was told to step down from royal duties