Oprah to Sarah Ferguson: “Don’t Let Me See You On Dancing With The Stars.”
The debut of Oprah’s new cable network OWN is almost here! In an interview with the talk show queen, Parade asked which shows were her idea, which led to the topic of Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York’s recent scandal and her upcoming six-part OWN series Finding Sarah.
How many of the shows are your idea?
Master Class. Finding Sarah [a six-part documentary with Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, premiering in spring]. That came from an interview I did this summer with her. We had a moment of real connection, watching the tape of her trying to get £500,000 [for access to Prince Andrew]. She said she didn’t want to go into bankruptcy. I said, “But when you look at that tape, don’t you see a morally bankrupted person? The one thing you were trying to avoid, you already are.” She said, “I never thought of it that way before.”
Ah, there you go again!
I remember the last thing I said to her when I left that interview: “Don’t let me see you on Dancing with the Stars.” She started e-mailing me and at one point asked what did I think of her doing a celebrity chef show. And I said, “That’s not going to help you. How are you going to rehabilitate yourself on a celebrity chef show? You should be working on yourself.”
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