Bono oh no to Ophra

Chat show queen Oprah Winfrey has revealed that she offered U2 rocker Bono his very own TV show, but he declined.

She invited Bono to join the ranks of celebrity presenters on her new network, as she was sure his philanthropy work would make for good TV.

Winfrey has recruited several stars for her own next year - including Jenny McCarthy, Rosie O’Donnell and Ryan and Tatum O’Neal, as well as Hollywood actors including Julia Roberts, Forest Whitaker and Goldie Hawn to develop their own documentaries for the network.

“(I asked Bono), ‘Would you like a TV show?’ I look at everything now through the prism of, ‘This could make a very good TV show!’” the Daily Express quoted her as telling New York Times.