By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
Gift: Oprah Winfrey gave away all 275 members of her audience a 2012 model new VW Beetle on today's edition of her 'Favourite Things' show today
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.
Christmas surprise: Winfrey and Santa Claus announced the expensive gift
'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.'
Hysteria: The audience on today's show were thrilled when Oprah gave away a multitude of gifts
'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.
Keys to happiness: Each audience member received a car key top the new Beetle which will not be available to buy until next year
'It's about knowing that something really magical and joyful and wonderful can happen to you when you least expect it.'
Oprah has developed a bit of a reputation for generous giveaways of late.
Back in September, she lavished a trip to Australia on her audience members to mark the premiere of the 25th season of her show.
She announced that John Travolta would pilot all 300 of her audience to Sydney.
Thrilled: The audience members of today's show were overwhelmed after they were handed the car keys
Oprah explained her decision to leave the show next year to concentrate on her new cable network OWN.
‘This show has been my life, and I love it enough to know when it’s time to say goodbye,’ she said.
‘Twenty-five years feels right in my bones and it feels right in my spirit. It’s the perfect number. It’s the exact right time.'
Drive my car: Oprah looks delighted to take the wheel after her big giveaway
Tuesday, 23 November 2010
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER