Oprah Drops New Hints About Farewell Episode
"I'm just going to be delighted by it," she says.
With a week to go before her final show May 25, Oprah Winfrey is sharing new details with Extra's AJ Calloway.
"I'm excited to be open to the delight of it," she said of the episode which will be taped in front of 20,000 fans at Chicago's United Center. "I'm just going to be delighted by it. [Gayle King] already told me to stop thinking of it as a surprise."
King, Winfrey's longtime pal, said that the daytime diva "keeps saying she doesn't want it to be about her. She keeps saying, 'Can you please make sure it's about the show and a tribute to the show?' I think she's the show, too.
"It is really interesting as someone who is so used to giving love, she's very uncomfortable receiving it -- it's very interesting to watch," added King. "So I said today that you just have to embrace the love and feel the love... you just have to embrace it and accept it."
Beyonce, Jay Z, Madonna, Jada and Will Smith and Tyler Perry are among the A-listers rumored to have arrived in Chicago to bid adieu to Winfrey.
But more names are expected - and even Winfrey doesn't really know who will show up.
Said King, "If I told you I would have to kill you, and I love you. Let's just say there will be a lot of people that you will recognize. You will not be disappointed."