Never-before-seen video footage showing a sweaty Prince Andrew being openly affectionate with a bevy of young women while partying in the late 2000s has been unearthed - just hours after his 'car crash' interview with the BBC.
The Prince insisted in his sit-down with Emily Maitlis that he did not sweat or indulge in public displays of affection with women while defending himself against claims he slept with Jeffrey Epstein's sex slave Virginia Roberts.
He seemed to cast doubts on the authenticity of a photo which shows him with his arm around Miss Roberts' waist.
However, the newly-discovered footage, published exclusively by the MailOnline, shows Andrew looking disheveled and sweaty as he wanders around several raucous parties on the French Riviera.
Photos also show him embracing a string of beautiful women publicly, appearing not to care about the cameras tracking his every move.
Filmed during the Prince's 'mid-life crisis' period, the footage appears to show the Duke of York living up to his controversial 'Randy Andy' nickname.
In one clip from July 2008 – just weeks after his disgraced friend Epstein admitted trafficking an underage girl - Andrew, now 59, is seen leaving a party with a troupe of beautiful women.
That night he was also filmed chatting with Polish-born socialite Beata Bohman – who went on to make headlines when she was arrested for shoplifting an $11,000 fur-lined scarf in New York.
In another infamous set of pictures taken on the French Riviera in July 2007, the Prince looks wild-eyed as he parties with American socialite Chris Von Aspen.
The blonde interior designer can be seen licking Andrew as the pair cavorted together.
More clips from 2008 show him wandering around a party thrown by wine tycoon Claude Ott, heading to the dance floor with two women as techno music plays out.
The Prince appears to look worse for wear as he enjoys the party, hair disheveled and shirt untucked.
A photographer captured a snap of him dancing at close quarters at the party with a woman named at the time as Libyan model Nadia Boejna.
The previous summer Andrew was pictured cozying up to Canadian model Pascale Bourbeau at a bash he attended alongside his eldest daughter Princess Beatrice.
He appears to put his hand on Pascale's rear as they stand close together at the home of billionaire fire extinguisher magnate Tony Murray.
Photos show Prince Andrew enjoying the attentions of several women. In this photo, taken on the French Riviera in July 2007 the Prince looks wild-eyed as he parties with American socialite Chris Von Aspen, who licks him
Prince Andrew enjoying himself with American socialite Chris Von Aspen at a party in Saint-Tropez, France, in July 2007. That night he was pictured getting wild with Von Aspen, who at the time was dating Prince Albert of Monaco's right-hand man
Prince Andrew is seen accompanied by Canadian socialite Pascale Bourbeau at a party in Saint-Tropez, France, in July 2007
At one point, Andrew was pictured tensely looking at his mobile phone alongside a bald man who was described by onlookers as his 'fixer'.
Later, he headed to a marina at Murray's mansion and got on a boat accompanied by 'five or six women' while Beatrice, now 31, left separately, according to a witness.
A former Saint-Tropez reveler told Mail Online: 'These were really crazy years for Andrew.
'He was clearly having a full-blown midlife crisis. He would have been 47 or 48 at the time, divorced from Sarah Ferguson, and basking in the attention he got from young women.
'These were private parties held at mansions so I guess he felt he could let his guard down.
'Things can get quite loose in Saint-Tropez. There were lots of beautiful young women looking for rich men.
'People would often go off to the toilets to do drugs or for oral sex.
'That was the best time to party in Saint-Tropez. Social media hadn't really taken off and most people didn't have cameras on their phone yet so people could just go and have fun.
'Lots of the girls gravitated towards Andrew – royalty has that effect on the kind of women who flock to Saint-Tropez.'
Andrew's partying days have come under increased scrutiny recently due to his controversial relationship with Epstein, who killed himself aged 66 in a New York jail cell in August after being arrested on federal sex trafficking charges.
Prince Andrew is seen accompanied by Canadian socialite Pascale Bourbeau at a party in Saint-Tropez, France, in July 2007. In another party, seemingly in the same venue put on a different day in July 2007, Andrew speaks to an unidentified blonde
Prince Andrew is seen chatting to an unidentified blonde woman dressed in white at a party in Saint-Tropez, France, in July 2007. That night he was pictured getting wild with American socialite Chris Von Aspen. Also dressed in white, Von Aspen can be seen striking a pose in the foreground
Following Epstein's death, the Prince released a statement denying he ever saw or suspected any criminal behavior by the wealthy financier.
However, he has faced a barrage of claims, including from Ms Roberts who accuse the Duke of York of