Cape Town - It's starting to look as if the very final guest of The Oprah Winfrey Show
will be none other than Oprah herself.
In the June issue of America's O The Oprah Magazine, Winfrey's best friend Gayle King interviews the talk show host who gives a clue as to who her final guest will be and about the show's end after 25 years.
It has been confirmed with the local publisher Associated Magazines that this article – excerpts of which have just been released in America – will run in the July issue of the South African version of O The Oprah Magazine although the magazine cover for July might be different.Not the product of your circumstances
In her answer as to who her final guest will be later this month, Winfrey
says: "It speaks to the essence of what the show has tried to say all these years: that you are not the product of your circumstances. You can step out of your history and create a new day for yourself. Even if the entire culture is saying: 'You can't.' Even if every possible bad thing that can happen to you, does. You can keep going forward."
SABC3, the local broadcaster of The Oprah Winfrey Show
on weekdays at 17:30, is still a few months away from the talk show finale but Winfrey says in an excerpt from the article that if she cries in the last episode, it will be because of the loyal audience who've watched her and stuck with her over the years.
"I genuinely feel appreciated and loved by this audience that has grown up with me. Which, for me, is a huge, huge, huge accomplishment. Because I grew up feeling the opposite of that," she says. "When you see [my] tears on the last show, that's what those tears will be about. Those tears will not be about sadness."
The final episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show
will be broadcast in America on May 25.