May 25, 2011 02:32:31 GMT
Oprah Winfrey's network will run a message directing viewers to the May 25 finale which reportedly will only feature the host on stage.
Details of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" finale have been revealed. According to reports, the last episode which was taped on Tuesday, May 24 features no one as a guest. Instead of welcoming celebrities like the two star-studded farewell episodes, the finale will see Oprah Winfrey sharing her life lessons she has learned while hosting the show.
"It was just her the whole time, a recap of what she believed in, what we've given her as viewers and what she hopes she has given us," said Nancy Evankoe who went to the taping in Chicago. "This is my love letter to you," Oprah allegedly told the audience.
There was reportedly a single chair on the stage, but Oprah stood most of the time. Among the audience were Maria Shriver, Suze Orman, Tyler Perry, Bob Greene, Gayle King, Stedman Graham and her fourth grade teacher Mrs. Mary Duncan, but no one was said joining her on the stage.
"She said, 'This isn't goodbye. This is until we meet again'," another audience Amy Korin shared. Oprah then kissed and hugged her longtime partner Stedman, before making her way through the halls of Harpo Studios. She said goodbye to her staff, audience members while shouting, "We did it! We did it!"
The last episode of "Oprah" will air Wednesday, May 25. During the broadcast, Oprah's network OWN will preempt its regular programming from 4-5 P.M. ET to run a message directing viewers to the finale. Later, the cable channel will air six days of special Oprah-themed programming on May 25-30 at 8:00 P.M. ET/PT, and from 11A.M.-6 P.M. ET/PT during Memorial Day weekend.