February 18, 2011 09:30:43 GMT
Following Michael Vick's withdrawal from her show, Oprah Winfrey snatches David Arquette to sit on the vacant guest chair for the interview session.
Oprah Winfrey has landed another troubled star to replace disgraced American footballer Michael Vick - the chat show titan will be the first to interview David Arquette on TV following his stint in rehab. The media mogul made a bet with CNN newsman Piers Morgan over who would land the first in-depth interview with the sportsman, who was jailed in 2007 for his part in a dog fighting ring.
However Vick, who spent 18 months behind bars, pulled out just days later, saying, "After careful consideration, I will need to postpone the taping of the Oprah Winfrey interview scheduled for February 22. I admire and respect Oprah and hope to be able to participate in an interview in the future."
But Winfrey has managed to fill the empty slot with another big interview - she'll quiz Arquette about his separation from wife Courteney Cox last year, his strange behavior afterwards, and his subsequent stint in rehab. Arquette famously went on Howard Stern's radio show after his separation was announced to reveal intimate aspects of his and Cox's love life.