Oprah Winfrey has offered the hard-up Duchess of York her own television show on the Oprah Winfrey Network, reports the British newspaper the Daily Mail.
Sarah Ferguson, 50, is thought to be deep in debt and her staff has been dismissed, the article says. She appeared on Winfrey’s daytime talk show in May to issue a public apology after being taped asking for money to provide access to her ex-husband, Prince Andrew.
According to an unnamed source close to Ferguson, Oprah "feels Sarah will be someone viewers of her new channel will be able to relate to on many levels – she’s a divorcee, a working mother, someone who has made some very public mistakes and a woman who, like Oprah, constantly battles with her weight," the article says.
A representative for Winfrey didn’t return calls seeking comment, the story adds. Winfrey is readying her new cable network for a January debut.