Representatives for Oprah Winfrey have shot down reports the talk show queen is taping a future episode of her show in Egypt. The country's new tourism minister Munir Fakhri Abdelnur reportedly told a local news station in Cairo that Winfrey was planning to broadcast a live show from Tahrir Square on "a Friday in March".
Tahrir Square became famous earlier this year when it turned into a meeting place for activists protesting the dictatorship of Egypt's now-ousted president Hosni Mubarak. But Oprah's aides insist the talk show queen is not planning a trip to the Middle East.
A spokesperson for Winfrey's Harpo Studios tells WENN, "Reports about The Oprah Winfrey Show taping a future episode in Egypt are untrue. There are no plans for Ms. Winfrey or the show to broadcast from an international location before the program's finale in May."