Friday 20 November 2009
Oprah Winfrey to end chat show after 25 years
Oprah Winfrey is starting her own cable channel in 2010
The 55-year-old will front her final programme in 2011.
‘The last day will be September 9, 2011,' says her spokesperson.
‘She will speak about it on [Friday's] live show.'
CBS Television Distribution, which distributes the programme, has paid tribute to Oprah.
‘We have the greatest respect for Oprah and wish her nothing but the best in her future endeavours,' reads a statement to People.
‘We know that anything she turns her hand to will be a great success. We look forward to working with her for the next several years and hopefully afterwards as well.'
Oprah plans to launch her own cable channel next year and there's speculation she could move her show there.
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