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Here’s why Prince Andrew agreed to discuss sexual abuse allegations on TV

Prince Andrew agreed to give 'Newsnight' interview after being taunted about his ‘Randy Andy’ nickname

By Web Desk
July 04, 2022
Here’s why Prince Andrew agreed to discuss sexual abuse allegations on TV
Here’s why Prince Andrew agreed to discuss sexual abuse allegations on TV

Prince Andrew reportedly agreed to discuss sexual abuse allegations with BBC presenter Emily Maitlis after a producer taunted the disgraced royal about his ‘Randy Andy’ nickname.

Telegraph reported that Sam McAlister - a woman who secured the infamous Newsnight interview, recently shared that she “gave it to him very bluntly” during their final meeting.

“Sir. I have lived in this country for over 40 years and, until now, I only knew two things about you,” she told him.

“It's that you're known as ‘Air Miles Andy’ and ‘Randy Andy’ and I can absolutely tell you that the latter really doesn't help you in your current predicament.”

McAlister said she thought she had “blown our chances of landing the interview of a lifetime”.

“There was a long pause,” she recalled. “Then Andrew laughed. The room collectively exhaled.”

McAlister shared the details of the explosive interview in her new book Scoops: Behind The Scenes Of The BBC's Most Shocking Interviews.