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It's Oprah and out after 25 years at top

Rachael Alexander in Washington

Published 26/05/2011 | 05:00

Stevie Wonder and Oprah Winfrey. Photo: Getty Images
Stevie Wonder and Oprah Winfrey. Photo: Getty Images

Oprah Winfrey ended her famous talk show yesterday by telling her viewers of 25 years that they weren't saying goodbye.

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"I won't say goodbye, I'll just say until we meet again," Winfrey said.

She hugged and kissed her long-time partner Stedman Graham and shook hands with audience members before walking through the halls of Harpo Studios in Chicago, hugging and crying with her staff.

Earlier Winfrey walked on stage to a standing ovation from her studio audience.

"Twenty-five years and I'm still saying, 'Thank you America,'" Winfrey said.

Winfrey told viewers that sometimes she was a teacher, but more often her viewers instructed her.

She called yesterday's episode her "last class."

The final episode of 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' came a week after Hollywood A-listers and 13,000 fans bid Winfrey farewell in a double-episode extravaganza at Chicago's United Centre.

Irish Independent

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