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SYDNEY, Jan. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- US TV star
Ellen DeGeneres will visit
March 2013 to film segments for the top rated Ellen DeGeneres Show, Acting Premier
Andrew Stoner of
New South Wales (NSW),
Australia announced today.
Mr. Stoner joined Swisse Wellness Commercial Director
George Livery and Qantas Group CEO
Alan Joyce in
Sydney after the announcement was made on Ellen's program in
the United States. Swisse Wellness has partnered with the Ellen DeGeneres Show as part of its global expansion in
the United States and is bringing Ellen and her team to
Australia as part of the launch.
"This is a major coup for NSW as this is the first time that
Ellen DeGeneres, one of the world's most popular TV stars, has taken her show outside the
USA, and it's also Ellen's first visit to
Sydney," Mr Stoner said.
Sydney will be on show to more than 16 million viewers who tune in to each episode of the Ellen DeGeneres Show, which is broadcast on weekdays to a worldwide audience.
"Ellen's visit to
Sydney will generate huge international publicity for
Sydney and NSW in key tourism markets.
"I have no doubt that Ellen and her audience will fall in love with
Ellen's visit to
Sydney was announced live on the Ellen DeGeneres Show during an interview with
Sydney's own Oscar-winner,
Nicole Kidman, in her role as Global Ambassador for Swisse Wellness.
Ellen thrilled her studio audience during the interview with Nicole, by inviting audience members to
Australia, with free flights provided by Qantas and accommodation and transfers provided by Swisse Wellness. Destination NSW, the State's tourism and major events agency, is also supporting the tour.
Minister for Tourism and Major Events
George Souris said "I'm delighted that Ellen will be visiting NSW and sharing the best that
Sydney has to offer with her fans.
"Ellen's unique mix of celebrity interviews, healthy lifestyle and great humour is loved by fans who will follow her fun-filled adventures in
"The NSW Government and our agency Destination NSW looks forward to working with Swisse Wellness and Qantas to welcome Ellen and her team to
Segments for the Ellen DeGeneres Show will be filmed in
Melbourne and will feature Ellen enjoying the unique events and iconic attractions that
Australia has to offer.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show is broadcast in 21 countries, including key international tourism markets of
Singapore and the United Kingdom.