Jimmy Carr shocks audience with jokes about Prince Andrew on Big Fat Quiz of the Year

Panellists Noel Fielding and Richard Ayoade also mocked the royal’s claims he cannot sweat

Ellie Harrison
Friday 27 December 2019 10:27 GMT
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Jimmy Carr shocks audience with jokes about Prince Andrew on Big Fat Quiz of the Year

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Jimmy Carr shocked the audience and his celebrity guests with jokes about Prince Andrew on Channel 4’s Big Fat Quiz of the Year on Thursday night (26 December).

The royal’s friendship with convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein came under scrutiny this year and his car crash interview with Emily Maitlis on Newsnight made headlines in November.

Carr, who was hosting the quiz show, opened the programme with a quip about Prince Andrew “stepping down from royal duties to spend more time with his daughters, instead of other people’s daughters”.

Virginia Guiffre alleged she was forced to sleep with the Duke of York after meeting him in Tramp nightclub in 2001, where she said he was "profusely sweating" on the dance floor.

Quiz show panellists Noel Fielding and Richard Ayoade joked about the Prince’s claim that he cannot sweat because of a medical condition.

Ayoade said: “I’ve realised the Prince Andrew thing is basically a very posh version of Shaggy’s ‘It Wasn’t Me’. Saw you dripping on the dance floor. I cannot sweat.”

Referencing Prince Andrew’s claim that he was actually in Pizza Express in Woking on the night Guiffre was in Tramp nightclub, Fielding added: “It wasn’t sweat, it was the grease from the garlic dough balls.”

In November, Charlie’s Angels writer-director Elizabeth Banks surprised her fellow Graham Norton Show guests when she made a joke about Prince Andrew’s hand appearing in one of her childhood photographs.

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