Oprah Winfrey to be next US ambassador to UK under Obama regime?

October 24th, 2008 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI  

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New York, Oct 24 (ANI): If rumours are to be believed, talk show queen Oprah Winfrey is being considered for the role of US ambassador to Great Britain under Barack Obama administration.

According to the London Times, Winfreys name has been “floated” for the prestigious post, considered the top rung of all State Department ambassadorships.

However, a spokeswoman at Oprah’’s Harpo Studios in Chicago dismissed the reports.

“Oprah hasn”t been approached,” the New York Post quoted the spokeswoman, as saying.

The appointment would be seen as a reward for Winfrey’’s enthusiastic endorsement of Obama’’s candidacy for president.

However, there is no information on whether the talk show host herself is actively seeking the ambassadorship, which would have her presenting her diplomatic credentials directly to Queen Elizabeth, or what would happen to her daytime talk show and other TV production activities if she were to take the job. (ANI)

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