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Prince Andrew ridiculed on ‘I’m A Celebrity’ and ITV Racing


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The Duke of York has been subject to plenty of ridicule this weekend following his extraordinary interview to BBC Newsnight on Saturday.

During the season premiere of ITV’s ‘I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here’, presenters Ant & Dec referred to Prince Andrew within the first couple of minutes.

Ant Mcpartlin welcomed viewers to the show, saying: “Good evening. Welcome to Australia – we’re all back and what a line up we have for you this year.

“Ten celebrities, all of them nervous, all of them sweating.”

Declan Donnelly then chimed in, joking: “Presuming they can sweat, not everybody can.”

The much-loved television duo were mocking Prince Andrew’s assertion that he was unable to sweat.

Earlier in the day, ITV racing commentators made a similar joke.

As a horse was preparing to race, the presenter said: “There’s the 5/4 favourite.

“He got a bit warm and sweaty in the paddock, unlike a certain prince we heard from yesterday.”

Speaking to Emily Maitlis on Newsnight, the Duke disclosed that the accusations levelled against him by Virginia Roberts could not possibly be correct because he could not sweat at the time.

The 59-year-old royal said that being shot at during the Falklands War meant he was unable to perspire.

Ms Roberts claimed that as she danced with the Prince in a London nightclub, he was was “sweating profusely.”

The Duke mentioned this in the interview, saying: “I have a peculiar medical condition which is that I don’t sweat or I didn’t sweat at the time and that was…was it…yes, I didn’t sweat at the time because I had suffered what I would describe as an overdose of adrenaline in the Falkland’s War when I was shot at and I simply…it was almost impossible for me to sweat.”

I’m a Celebrity is a British reality show that has been airing on ITV since 2002. The format sees a number of celebrities living in The Australian jungle, all undertaking challenges as voted for by the public. It is one of Britain’s most watched shows, attracting on average over 9 million viewers each series.