Media release - Wednesday 12 January 2011
Oprah and her audience go down under in "Oprah's Ultimate Australian Adventure"
Oprah and 302 audience members travel Down Under for “Oprah’s Ultimate Australian Adventure,” a four-part television event airing in the U.S. from Tuesday, January 18 to Friday, January 21 (check local listings for time and channel) and in Australia on Wednesday, January 19, Thursday, January 20, Friday, January 21 and Sunday, January 23 at 7:30pm on Network TEN. Oprah first surprised the audience members with the trip during the “Oprah” show 25th season premiere on September 13, 2010. Now, they’ve all just returned from Australia and are ready to share their ultimate adventure with viewers around the world. Highlights include:
Tuesday, January 18: Oprah begins her Australian adventure with a bang as she lands on Hamilton Island and has a close encounter with a pair of frisky koalas. She enjoys the wonder of the Great Barrier Reef and hosts a beautiful beach barbeque with celebrity chef Curtis Stone. Then, Oprah travels to Uluru where she experiences the spiritual heart of Australia and an unforgettable dinner under the stars with local Aboriginal people. Next up, she meets Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and a crowd of 10,000 in Melbourne’s Federation Square. Plus, some of Oprah’s ultimate American viewers hit the road for a jaw-dropping jaunt through Tasmania.
Wednesday, January 19: Our incredible Australian adventure continues as Oprah gets a firsthand look at the Australian lifestyle. See what happens when she goes knocking on doors, including an unexpected pop-in at one local viewer’s weekly taco night dinner. And, hidden cameras capture the special delivery Oprah had in store for one of her ultimate Aussie viewers who was nine months pregnant! Then, nearly 500 feet above the Sydney Harbor, a brand new world record attempt as Oprah and her audience make their way to the top of the Sydney Harbor Bridge Climb. Plus, our fleet sets sail for a once in a lifetime regatta with Oprah’s first mate, Russell Crowe!
Thursday, January 20: Oprah hosts the first of two shows from the world famous Sydney Opera House in Australia. First, tune in for a tribute to the late “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin with his wife, Terri, and children, Bindi and Robert. Then, find out what happens when ten-time Grammy® winner Jay-Z helps deliver a million dollar surprise, Oprah welcomes Oscar® winner Russell Crowe, and watch a heart warming surprise for a dad battling cancer. Ultimate wildest dreams are coming true! Plus, Bon Jovi rocks the stage.
Friday, January 21: It’s our Australian grand finale from the Sydney Opera House with U2’s Bono and some of Australia’s best loved stars! First, see actor Hugh Jackman’s headline-making entrance and what happens when he introduces Oprah to the wonders of vegemite. Then, it’s their first interview together – Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban! Plus, thirty-two years after starring in “Grease,” icon Olivia Newton-John joins them as the biggest names from Down Under bring the house down!
Steven Reilly, Sydney Opera House / 02 9250 7411 / firstname.lastname@example.org