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Phil's up first, and the rest of the hosts join them later. "It was an honor to be in his presence," Oprah says.

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Throughout the hour, the hosts reminisce about their experiences, the times they beat Oprah in the ratings and how they felt on their last show—prompting Oprah to reflect on her own journey. "It feels really good to be number one. If you're going to be in line, that's where you want to be," Oprah says. "It also means that we really have been our greatest competition. We have competed against ourselves every year."

In the end, the show is a success. "They were just so grateful to be together and so grateful to be with Oprah," Jill says. "You just felt the love. You felt the respect. You felt the admiration of each other. It was just the perfect way to end a show that really to me was quite flawless."

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