Sad news today for Oprah Winfrey’s bank account [insert side-eye here]. She had to turn down all that loot she won in that bet against CNN host Piers Morgan.
Word on the street is that Lady “O” was actually only able to land that exclusive interview with Michael Vick after she publicly agreed to drop the bet.
The two television personalities had placed a small wager on who would be the first to sit down with the reformed football star since his return to the field, but Morgan says Vick’s people demanded the bet be canceled because they didn’t want the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback associated with gambling.
So to rectify the situation, Oprah hit up twitter and sent Morgan a message so her 5Million+ followers would see…
Morgan knew then it was a wrap! He explains:
“I bet Oprah 200 pounds for this interview, and then a mysterious thing happened at the end of last week, where Michael Vick’s agent rang us both up and said, ‘He can’t be party to gambling so he’ll only do an interview with either of you if you withdraw the bet.’
At which point, Oprah, quick as lightning, gets straight on Twitter. (see above)
“The moment I saw that, I knew what that meant was, if she did that on Twitter, she was in the clear and she had him in the bag! You shouldn’t pick a fight with Oprah Winfrey, right?” (source)
You are correct Piers. As I said before, ‘Who the hell would BET Oprah?? Does she ever lose?’ and Mike shouldn’t be a pawn in your vicious “talk show” battles anyway… he’s a MAN Dammit!