Everyone had a celebrity crush as a teenager—including Oprah. "I remember seeing the Jackson 5 and thinking, 'Oh gee, I'd like to marry Jackie Jackson,'" she says. "He was my favorite of the Jackson 5."
Excutive producer Sheri has assigned Leslie's team to take a trip through the way-back machine for their next show—teen heartthrob surprises! "The reason why we want to do the teen heartthrob show [is] it's all about Jackie Jackson and surprising Oprah," Sheri says. "It's that nostalgic feeling of you were once a teenage girl and here's who you were in love with and here they are today. It's just fun."
After masterminding the Judds surprise that moved Oprah to tears, Leslie has another trick up her sleeve for Oprah. "Jackie really wants to take Oprah out on a date," she says. "There's a lot of moving parts to this show."