Meghan and Harry's Oprah interview has a UK air date

Anya Meyerowitz
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Photo credit: DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS - Getty Images
Photo credit: DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS - Getty Images

From Red Online

Updated 25th February

Meghan and Harry's Oprah interview has unsurprisingly sparked a bidding war between UK TV channels, as they battle to win the rights to air the 60 Minutes special a day after it premieres in the US next month. But, the BBC has ruled itself out of the running because they're airing another royal special on the same day. Here's everything we know:

It's been a big month for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. Not only did they reveal that they were expecting a second child with a heartwarming black and white photograph, the couple also confirmed they would not return to royal duties and, as if that wasn't enough, announced that they are to sit down with Oprah Winfrey next month for an honest chat.

The pre-recorded interview, which is set to air on 7th March on US network CBS, is primarily focused on Meghan, though it has been confirmed that Harry will make an appearance, and is sure to give an insight into the couple's lives we haven't heard before.

Aptly named Oprah with Meghan and Harry, the programme is a 90-minute special episode of the world-renowned American TV show 60 Minutes.

According to a statement from CBS, the interview will cover a 'wide range' of topics, including: 'everything from stepping into life as a royal, marriage, motherhood, philanthropic work to how [Meghan] is handling life under intense public pressure'.

How to watch Oprah with Meghan and Harry in the UK

The programme will air on CBS at 8pm EST in the US on Sunday 7th March — and is now set to air at primetime on British television on Monday 8th (the day after).

As it stands, ITV looks to be the favourite to broadcast the interview in UK because they are leading negotiations with the ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group, who are behind the sale of the 90-minute interview.

Other potential broadcasters in the running include Channel 5 and Channel 4, though the BBC is said to be out of the race as it will broadcast the Queen’s annual Commonwealth Day message in a pre-recorded speech at Windsor, the same day as the Oprah interview is broadcast in the US.

We'll update this article as soon as we have further confirmation on where to watch the Meghan and Harry CBS documentary.

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