Susanna Reid shuts down Prince Andrew discussion on Good Morning Britain

The presenter stepped in as Lady Victoria Hervey shared her thoughts on the royal

Watch: Susanna Reid shuts down Victoria Hervey over Prince Andrew comments

Susanna Reid had to step in and shut down an interview when two Good Morning Britain guests got into a debate over Prince Andrew.

Lady Victoria Hervey and barrister Charlotte Proudman were discussing the disgraced royal, who has stepped back from royal duties after Virginia Giuffre's assault allegations, over which he went on to settle out of court.

The pair were talking about the claim that the late Queen thought charity work could be a way for Prince Andrew to try to get back into public life.

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During the interview, Hervey defended the royal – who she was briefly romantically linked to in the 90s – and made unsubstantiated claims about the case.

Susanna Reid has taken a week off from Good Morning Britain. (ITV)
Susanna Reid shut down a debate on Good Morning Britain. (ITV)

"A lot of these girls are liars," she said. "A lot of these girls made it up."

She was warned about her comments, with Reid wading in and saying: "I am going to bring the interview to an end because you cannot smear victims of sex trafficking who have already been through hell."

As the debate rumbled on, the TV presenter stepped in again and ended the interview.

Britain's Prince Andrew, Duke of York attends the Royal Family's Christmas Day service at St. Mary Magdalene's church, as the Royals take residence at the Sandringham estate in eastern England, Britain December 25, 2022. REUTERS/Toby Melville
Prince Andrew was the subject of a debate on GMB. (Reuters)

"Lady Victoria Hervey that's enough," said Reid.

"I'm sorry I have to bring that to an end. You have made some very serious allegations."

Photo by: zz/KGC-107/STAR MAX/IPx 2022 6/16/22 Lady Victoria Hervey at Royal Ascot Day Three - Ladies Day - on June 16, 2022 at Ascot Racecourse in Ascot, Berkshire, England, UK.
Lady Victoria Hervey discussed Prince Andrew on the ITV show. (STAR MAX)

She went on: "The fact of the matter is, as our barrister here at the desk reminds everybody, there are convictions in this case and we are not going to take issue with those."

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In March last year, Prince Andrew reached an out of court settlement with Giuffre but made no admission of liability.

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