Winfrey sends her prayers to Australian flood victims

Last Updated: Jan 21, 2011, 16:21 PM IST

London: In wake of Australia’s devastating floods, talk show host Oprah Winfrey has renewed calls for donations to help those affected by the disaster.

The TV titan headed Australia last month to shoot a number of special episodes of her talk show to mark her final season on air, reports a daily.

The first installment of Oprah Winfrey`s Ultimate Australian Adventure aired in the US where she added a message to all those who were caught up in the Queensland floods in January.

She told viewers, "(I`m sending my) thoughts and prayers to our Aussie friends in southern Queensland... It is the worst flooding they have experienced in over a century... Our hearts continue to go out to the victims and their families.... We know Aussies are strong and resilient and are already starting to recover."

Stars including Kylie Minogue, Natalie Imbruglia and Mandy Moore have led calls for donations to the flood relief efforts to help fund the massive clean-up operation.

ANI