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Oprah still a chance

THE Whitsundays has not given up its fight to lure world famous American TV star Oprah Winfrey to the area when she visits Australia in December.

Tourism Whitsundays said although it could not give any formal reports, the team was still working to get the celebrity and her entourage here.

During the TW Annual General Meeting recently, members were told the Whitsundays had a “50:50 chance” between our region and Cairns.

TW Chair Chris Jacobs said he remembered Oprah making a promise on her show to Best Job in the World winner and island caretaker Ben Southall that she would come and visit.

Winfrey made the announcement about her ultimate Australian adventure on September 14.

She plans to bring 300 audience members down under as part of her farewell series.


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