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Oprah Sydney Show Starts Filming

Oprah Sydney Show Starts Filming - Oprah has started a big day of filming her talk show at the Sydney Opera House by remarking on the big welcome she has received from Australians.

The television queen joked about the adoration and adulation she had received, which she said had been like nothing else in her 25-year career.

She sighted visting Uluru, Hamilton Island, the Great Barrier Reef and watching a giant 'O' being illuminated on the Harbour Bridge in her honour as the highlights of her trip.

The northern end of Sydney’s Macquarie Street is at a virtual standstill as thousands of people queue to see Winfrey film her two Australian shows today.

Those who managed to get hold of the hottest ticket in town - allocated through a hugely oversubscribed ballot - began waiting to get into the cordoned off Opera House at first light.

Oprah Sydney Show Starts Filming

Several people without tickets even slept out overnight at Circular Quay in the hope of securing a distant glimpse of Oprah and the galaxy of stars due to perform at the shows.

"We’ve come all the way from Perth to see her," said ticket holder Kylie McGrath.

"Somehow we managed to get a ticket through the ballot, so the minute we won I said to my husband, 'Book the flights'!"

A small number of standby tickets are also being made available, though show producers have warned those waiting in line for the last-minute allocations that they will be issued depending on space.

Plenty of those waiting are clutching banners or wearing T-shirts professing their love for Oprah.

Oprah Sydney Show Starts Filming

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