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Fergie will make first post-scandal appearance on Oprah's show

May 27, 2010 |  2:06 pm

Fergie oprah On the heels of this week's embarrassing pay-to-play scandal, comes word that Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, will appear on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" to clear the air. 

On Monday, Ferguson, a.k.a. Fergie, made headlines after she met with a journalist from the British paper News of the World who posed as a businessman looking for an introduction to the redhead's ex, Prince Andrew, in exchange for more than $700,000.

Fergie was videotaped offering cringe-inducing tidbits about her sad financial state. Although none of the activities were deemed illegal, there's major damage control to be done.

Where better to start than with Oprah?

Just a day after the scandal broke, Fergie flew to Los Angeles to accept honors from Variety International for her philanthropic work with underprivileged children.

"I learned today about making a difference. Most importantly, I learned I hate grownups and I love children," Fergie joked.

She's now in New York promoting her series of children's books, one titled "Ashley Learns About Strangers." We bet she has some insight there.

Winfrey herself made news Wednesday, announcing the dissolution of her charity, The Angel Network.

-- Matt Donnelly 

Photo: Sarah Ferguson in New York in September 2007. Credit: Associated Press

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