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Nancy O'Dell, Carson Kressley to host 'Your OWN Show: Oprah's Search for the Next TV Star'

Odell Could there be a future Oprah Winfrey in our midst? Well, that’s what the new competition series on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) is on the hunt to find out.

In “Your OWN Show: Oprah’s Search for the Next TV Star,” co-hosted by Nancy O’Dell (“Access Hollywood”) and Carson Kressley (“Queer Eye for the Straight Guy”), 10 finalists (picked from 15,000 entrants!) will compete for the ultimate prize: their own talk show to air on the network. Watch out, Rosie O’Donnell!

“Now I can check off one of my career goals, which is to work with the amazing Oprah Winfrey,” O'Dell, who left "Access Hollywood" after 13 years in 2009, said in a statement.

Finalists will participate in a “host boot camp,” with challenges ranging from booking interviews to researching story ideas (stuff we’re sure Oprah has done lots of). 

Each episode will feature a celebrity judge who will utilize his or her “expertise” to assist the contestants.

The show, produced by reality king Mark Burnett (“Survivor,” “The Apprentice”), is set to premiere in January.

— Yvonne Villarreal

Photo: Nancy O'Dell. Photo credit: Getty Images.

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I've been waiting for Nancy's big announcement. So smart of Oprah to chose Nancy O'Dell to host this new venture. She's smart, beautiful and so good at her what she does. Such a great role model and mentor for the contestants on this show. Can't wait to watch.

Nancy is great...and I've been missing her on Access Hollywood! Will definitely tune in to her new venture with Oprah. And what about the rumors I'm hearing that she's going to replace Mary Hart on Entertainment Tonight? That makes so much sense to me...she's perfect and I hope that's true!


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