Oprah Winfrey has a phobia of chewing gum that stems from her childhood -
when her grandmother would stick her used gum on her own furniture.
The multi-millionaire chat show host, 50, is so anti-gum, she banned the
substance from the building where she records her TV programme in Chicago,
Winfrey says, "My grandmother used to save it in little rows in the
cabinet. I'd be scared to touch it because it was so gross, so I have a thing
"One guest in my home sat at the dinner table, took out some gum from her
mouth and put it on her plate - after she left, I threw the plate out."