In one of the strangest moments of a year filled with strange moments, the Woking branch of Pizza Express has become an unlikely viral star thanks to Prince Andrew.
During the second part of his BBC Newsnight interview about his alleged association with the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, the prince used the pizza restaurant as an alibi.
He said that he was actually at the restaurant on the day Virginia Giuffre claimed she was forced to have intercourse with the royal, who he says he has 'no recollection of ever meeting.'
Speaking to Newsnight host, Emily Maitlis, he said:
On that particular day, that we now understand is the date which is the 10th of March, I was at home. I was with the children and I’d taken Beatrice to a Pizza Express in Woking for a party at I suppose, sort of, four or five in the afternoon.
Going to Pizza Express in Woking is an unusual thing for me to do, a very unusual thing for me to do. I’ve never been… I’ve only been to Woking a couple of times and I remember it weirdly distinctly.
This truly bizarre admission from Prince Andrew inspired a lot of reactions on Twitter but it was over on the various review apps where people were having the most fun.
Within minutes of Andrew mentioning Pizza Express in Woking, reviews started to flood in for that particular restaurant, all of which were obvious jokes aimed to mock his highness.
Pizza Express Woking is like no other pizza express! It’s a memory which will never disappear once you visit the Woking branch. It’s amazing the lasting effect a pizza can have on you!
If you’re in need of an alibi, this is the restaurant for you.
The good folks on Twitter soon picked up on this phenomenon too and here are some of the best reviews.
Amazingly the Pizza Express Twitter account also got in on the action, posting a joke tweet about clearly in reference to Prince Andrew specifically name dropping them.