How can I watch in the UK?
ITV is the frontrunner to win the UK rights to the interview, after the BBC dropped out of the race – with a source for the latter telling the Telegraph “We won’t be pulling out the cheque book out for this.” Channel 5 has confirmed that it will not host the interview either, but Sky is thought to be still in the mix.
The winning channel would likely air the piece on March 8 in a primetime evening slot. Meanwhile, the BBC will instead broadcast a Celebration For Commonwealth Day on March 7, featuring a message from the Queen alongside contributions from the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Countess of Wessex.
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What will Oprah discuss?
Oprah Winfrey is a close friend and neighbour of the Sussexes. She attended their wedding in 2018, and even promoted a vegan latte business which Meghan is invested in. So it is unlikely the interview will be confrontational – or provide the kind of gotcha moments that Emily Maitlis’s explosive Newsnight encounter with Prince Andrew did.
But Winfrey does not shy away from controversy. In 2005, she challenged author James Frey over aspects of his best-selling alcoholism memoir A Million Little Pieces which, it transpired, had been fabricated. And in 2013, she was one of the first interviewers to publicly confront Lance Armstrong over the doping controversies which torpedoed his cycling career.