Media mogul Oprah Winfrey is launching a TV talent show to search for her replacement as she plans to step down from her chat show this year.

Oprah has teamed up with reality TV legend Mark Burnett of "The Apprentice" and "Survivor" to find the next big star to fill her seat.

The talent contest will be called "Oprah's Search For The Next TV Star."

"The landscape and acceptance of ordinary people on television is widely accepted," the Daily Star quoted Burnett as saying.

"Much in the way American Idol finds unknown people (to be music stars) there's no reason we can't find someone who deserves their own show," Burnett added.

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