A PANORAMA interview with Epstein victim Virginia Roberts will have “ramifications” for Prince Andrew, it is claimed.
Virginia is expected to make new claims in tonight’s hour-long BBC special.
It comes after Andrew’s disastrous Newsnight interview last month.
A TV source said: “If people thought Newsnight was a disaster for the duke this is really going to put the cat amongst the pigeons.
“It is a fantastic programme and will cause ramifications.’’
Virginia claims she was used as a sex slave by Epstein after being groomed by his girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell.
Virginia’s ex has said Epstein had wanted her to have sex with Maxwell at his various US homes.
He said they used sex toys and other devices and Maxwell was the main procurer of women for Epstein.
Andrew has remained in touch with old friend Maxwell despite the unfolding scandal.
In his car crash Newsnight interview last month, the Duke denied knowing Virginia and insisted he was at Pizza Express in Woking the night they were supposed to have met.
He also raised eyebrows by saying he couldn’t have been “sweaty” from dancing as she said because he couldn’t “sweat” due to a medical condition he had.
Virginia’s interview took place before his Newsnight appearance and the Palace is said to be “fearful” of what it may contain.
One source said: “Everyone is on tenterhooks especially after the backlash to the Duke’s Newsnight interview – no one saw the fall-out from that coming, especially the Duke.
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“It’s fair to say everyone is nervously chewing their lips at Buckingham Palace to see what she will say.”
Virginia has claimed Maxwell recruited her to work as Epstein’s masseuse when she was 15 and to give “sexual massages” to his pals including Andrew, who she was also said to have had an “orgy” with.
As a result of the fall-out from his interview the Duke was forced to withdraw from royal duties, while charities and societies linked with him have dumped the Duke in droves.