CHICAGO, IL — To celebrate its farewell season, The Oprah Winfrey Show
will travel Down Under to Sydney, Australia, and take 300 lucky viewers along for the adventure of a lifetime. Oprah surprised her audience with the announcement today on the 25th season premiere of The Oprah Winfrey Show
. The eight-day, seven-night trip, called "Oprah's Ultimate Australian Adventure," will take place in December 2010 as 300 fans travel via Qantas Airways to Sydney, where they will sample the sights, sounds, tastes and unforgettable experiences that Australia has to offer. Plus, the world-famous Sydney Opera House will transform into the Sydney "Oprah" House for a special show taping on December 14 before thousands of Australian fans. At least two episodes of The Oprah Show
will tape throughout Australia and will begin airing in early 2011.
"I wanted to kick off my 25th season in a big way, and I've heard Australia is the ultimate adventure. It's one of the places I've always wanted to visit, and who better to take with me on this trip of a lifetime than some of my most loyal viewers? My team has been planning this trip for almost a year, and we are so excited to go Down Under," Winfrey said.
"For many people around the world, Australia is a dream destination," said Andrew McEvoy, managing director of Tourism Australia. "Today we turned that dream into a reality for some of Oprah's ultimate viewers. We are excited to show them and Oprah's global audience why there really is nothing like Australia." Together, Tourism Australia and The Oprah Show
have been secretly planning "Oprah's Ultimate Australian Adventure" for almost a year.
Additional sponsors of "Oprah's Ultimate Australian Adventure" include Chevrolet and Motorola. The Oprah Show
's Australian television affiliate and partner is Network Ten. Further information is available at Oprah.com.
About The Oprah Winfrey Show
Now in its 25th and farewell season, The Oprah Winfrey Show
has remained the number one talk show for 23 consecutive seasons, winning every sweep since its debut in 1986.* It is produced in Chicago by Harpo Productions, Inc. and syndicated to 215 domestic stations by CBS Television Distribution and to 145 countries by CBS Studios International.
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