Madonna pays tribute to Oprah Winfrey
Madonna and Beyonce Knowles appeared on Oprah Winfrey’s first farewell TV show yesterday.
The singing stars joined with Tom Hanks and Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Halle Berry for the first part of a double send-off for the hugely influential talk show host – once hailed as “arguably the world’s most powerful woman” by Time magazine.
Tom introduced surprise guest Madonna as “a viewer from New York City,” saying: “This hard-working mother-of-four says ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ means the world to her.”
Madonna paid tribute to the host – who is stepping down from the programme after 25 years – adding: “It is no secret that millions of people have been inspired by Oprah and I’m one of those people.”
The second part of Oprah’s send-off show will be broadcast tomorrow, May 25 in the US.