U.S. TV titan Oprah Winfrey will take her show to the centre of the Egyptian pro-democracy protests in the capital Cairo, according to a new report.
Thousands of Egyptians flooded the city's Tahrir Square last month (Feb11) to call for the resignation of now-ousted president Hosni Mubarak after 30 years of dictatorship.
Winfrey has now accepted an invitation to set up a studio on the site later this month (Mar11) for a live show in a bid to attract holidaymakers back to the country, according to Egypt's new tourism minister Munir Fakhri Abdelnur.
He tells local media, "The plan is for her to broadcast a live show from Tahrir Square on a Friday in March, but the date has not been finalised. The most famous TV hostess in the world accepted without hesitation."
Winfrey took 300 guests to Australia in December (10) for a series of episodes in a trip funded by the Aussie tourism board.