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There’s a Prince Andrew comedy-musical coming to TV

Luckily, he can’t sweat because he is about to be roasted

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Jon Hornbuckle
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Prince Andrew’s life of royalty and scandal is to be the focus of a satire musical on Channel 4.

According to The Hollywood Reporter,  Prince Andrew: The Musical will focus on ‘key events, relationships and controversies of Andrew’s life’. Playing the disgraced prince is writer-comedian-actor Kieran Hodgson (‘Two Doors Down’), who has also written the script.

Described as a ‘satirical send-up’ set to a musical score, the 60-minute special will also include a reimagining of the duke’s infamous 2019 ‘Newsnight’ interview.

Andrew stepped back from public life due to his association with convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

In March, he made an out-of-court settlement with Virginia Giuffre, who claimed that Andrew had sexually abused her when she was 17-years-old. He denied the allegations but the settlement is thought to be in the region of £12 million.

Prince Andrew: The Musical is part of the broadcaster’s Truth and Dare season to celebrate 40 years of Channel 4. Other specials will include a revival of Ben Elton’s comedy show Friday Night Live, a documentary about a woman who fled the Taliban and is now a porn performer, and a show in which Jimmy Carr explores ‘cancel culture’.

‘From musical satire about Prince Andrew to an exploration of cancel culture in art via men with very large penises, this season shows that Channel 4 is still as mischievous, disruptive and distinctive as when it was born 40 years ago,’ says Ian Katz, Channel 4’s chief content officer.

‘Instead of a nostalgia-thon of highlights from the last four decades, we are celebrating with a collection of irreverent, thought-provoking and hugely entertaining shows that no other broadcaster would air. If we must age, we plan to do it disgracefully.’

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