It’s been nearly two years since Oprah finished up her uber-popular daytime talk show—4,561 complete in shows in fact, according to People. But there’s one thing she simply misses the most—the audience.
The OWN creator sat down with Steve Harvey on his network talk show, also based in Chicago, and explained her feelings “I got a little choked up seeing you guys today, because what I really miss is the camaraderie with the audience every day… I did that for 25 years,” said Oprah.
She told Harvey she decided to end her show while she was still on top. “When I look back at the body of work, those of you who watched us for years, it’s astounding,” Oprah explained.
When she ended her show on May 25, 2011, everyone thought she was leaving Chicago for good. It’s just not true. “I didn’t really leave,” said Oprah. “I am between cities. My apartment’s the same. I still walk my dogs in the same park… My HARPO studios are still here… I still have my business here in Chicago… I’m back and forth all the time.”