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Spanish-language talk show queen Saralegui to end show

Daytime television is about to lose another talk show queen.

Cristina Saralegui, one of Spanish-language media's most powerful women, is ending "El Show de Cristina" ("The Cristina Show"), The Los Angeles Times reports.

After more than 20 years of unabashed frankness and interviews with A-list Latino stars, Univision announced Thursday that Saralegui's widely watched afternoon talk show will have its final episode Nov. 1.

"It is bittersweet to announce the end of what has been a very rewarding experience, but after many wonderful years, now is the perfect time to retire the show and move on to the next exciting phase of my career," Saralegui said in a statement.

The Miami-based show debuted in April 1989 as a daily program, switching to a weekly format 12 years later. It's estimated to have 100 million viewers worldwide.

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