Armstrong will finally speak out about the alleged doping allegations and use of performance-enhancing drugs that cost him his career, including seven Tour de France titles and millions in endorsements.
Oprah told best friend Gayle King on “CBS This Morning,” “I would say he did not come clean in the manner that I expected. It was surprising to me. I would say for myself, my team, everyone in the room, we were mesmerized and riveted by some of his answers.“
Winfrey said she prepared for the meeting like it was a college exam, and later added, “I walked into the room with 112 questions and in a two-and-a-half hour interview I asked most of those questions, or at least as many as I could. But I feel he answered in a way that he was ready.”
Oprah also revealed that she reached out to Lance via email months ago and they eventually met up in Hawaii over the holidays to discuss the interview.
“It is certainly the biggest interview I’ve ever done in terms of exposure,” she said.
“Oprah and Lance Armstrong: The Worldwide Exclusive” will air as a two-night event on OWN. The special episodes of “Oprah’s Next Chapter” will run Thursday, Jan. 17 and Friday, Jan. 18 at 9 PM. The interview will also be simultaneously streamed live on Oprah.com.
Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has come clean in an interview with Oprah Winfrey about accusations of cheating, lying and doping.