Netflix Denies Claims ‘The Crown’ Is ‘Struggling’ To Cast Prince Andrew

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Netflix has denied claims that The Crown is ‘struggling’ to cast an actor as Prince Andrew for the fifth season. 

The role has been advertised on a job website but bosses are insisting that this is ‘normal practice’.

According to the Metro, the team is attempting to recast the Duke of York by using Spotlight, which has a database of CVs.

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Netflix is denying claims that royal drama is ‘struggling’ to find someone to play Prince Andrew. Credit: Netflix

A spokesperson informed the publication: “There is absolutely no struggle to cast any role for season five of The Crown and it is normal practice for productions to advertise on Spotlight.”

All current cast members will be replaced in the upcoming series as the timeline changes once again.

Imelda Staunton will be taking over the role of Queen Elizabeth from Olivia Coleman, while Elizabeth Debicki will play Princess Diana.

Prince Andrew stepped back from Senior Royal duties in 2019 following a disastrous Newsnight interview with Emily Maitlis over his friendship with convicted sex offender, Jeffrey Epstein.

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All cast members will be replaced in the show to follow the jump in time. Credit: Netflix

In the BBC chat, Maitlis brought up the allegations from Virginia Roberts – now named Virginia Giuffre – who claimed she had relations with the Senior Royal at just 17 year old.

However, the father-of-two ‘categorically’ denied the allegations and insisted he couldn’t have slept with Giuffre as he had taken his daughter, Princess Beatrice, for a meal at Pizza Express on the day the incident reportedly happened.

He then dismissed the nightclub encounter, in which the alleged victim said the Royal was ‘profusely’ sweating, as he had a ‘peculiar medical condition’ at the time which means he couldn’t have possibly sweat.

Recently, the Duke also became the subject of Jedward’s Twitter rant.

The twins took aim at the Royal Family member, saying he needed to be ‘locked up’.

They then tweeted: “We aren’t gonna be silenced! Just for future reference in case anything happens!”

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