Tuesday, November 23, 2010

'The Beetles are coming!' Oprah Winfrey gives a brand new VW to all 275 of her audience

Wow, this is pretty awesome!
It may be the last year of her talk show, but Oprah Winfrey is clearly determined to go out with a bang.

Today, in the second part of her annual Favourite Things episode, the talk show host gave away a brand new VW Beetle to every member of her 275 strong audience.

Keys were handed out to the screaming crowd, who will be the first group to get behind the wheel of the new updated model, hitting showrooms next autumn.

'Oh yeah, oh yeah, I gotcha, I gotcha,' she yelled to the stunned audience after a massive gift box was opened to reveal the car's silhouette.

Today's giveaway was the second part of Oprah's "Favourite Things" episode.

The first half, which aired next week, saw the talk show host give away thousands of dollars worth of prizes including a Sony television and Caribbean cruise.

The 56-year-old talk show host also gave the audience an Apple iPad, which she proclaimed her 'No. 1 favourite thing ever.

'I know it's wrong to be in love with a thing, and I don't normally recommend it,' she said, before declaring the gadget the 'best invention of the century so far.'

Oprah also gave the audience several items of clothing, including a cashmere sweater, Ugg boots covered in sequins and a patent-leather Coach bag that cost nearly $400.

'It's not really about all the gifts,' she said. 'Although the stuff is really fun, it really for me is about hope.

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