Queen of daytime TV will bow out in 2011

Oprah Winfrey is bringing her much-loved chat show to an end after 25 years.

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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