The Oprah Winfrey Show celebrity special guests for tapings at the Sydney Opera House

Sydney, Australia, Dec 14, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRUrgent) Some of Australia’s biggest stars will join Oprah when she tapes two special episodes at the Sydney Opera House on Tuesday 14 December. Russell Crowe, Bindi Irwin, Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, and Olivia Newton-John are all confirmed to appear across the two shows. Rock legends Bon Jovi will perform some of their greatest hits and hip-hop superstar Jay-Z will stop by for a special surprise. Plus, a soaring finale will feature special guests and a one-time-only musical performance with Australia’s John Foreman and his orchestra.

Two shows will be taped at the Sydney Opera House on 14 December, each with approximately 6,000 audience members. The “Oprah” show received more than 350,000 total requests for tickets to the tapings. Of the seats awarded through an online lottery system, more than 95% have been given to Australian residents. The sold-out tickets were available free of charge.

Two additional shows will be comprised of footage taped from across Australia from both the audience and Oprah’s excursions, making a total of four shows produced here in Australia.

The programmes are set to air in January 2011 in syndication in the U.S. and in primetime in January 2011 on Network Ten in Australia.

Partners and sponsors of “Oprah’s Ultimate Australian Adventure” include Tourism Australia, Qantas Airways, Chevrolet, Motorola, American Express, IHG Intercontinental Hotels Group, Microsoft Australia, Telstra, Kraft Foods Australia and the Sydney Opera House. Additional supporters include the New South Wales Government and Australia’s State and Territory Tourism Organizations. The "Oprah" show’s Australian television affiliate and partner is Network Ten. Further information is available at Oprah.com.

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