Credit: telegraph.co.uk/Getty Images

Credit: telegraph.co.uk/Getty Images

As the world reacts to today’s news that Lance Armstrong will face a ‘no-holds-barred’ interview with Oprah Winfrey, David Millar has told reporters that he fears the grilling will be ‘stage managed’.

‘My biggest concern is that it will be completely stage-managed, that he will just be ‘given the ball’, and that it will all be about his emotions rather that concentrating on exactly what he did wrong.’

‘It is not sitting in front of a judge or a disciplinary hearing being properly questioned about the things he has done wrong. I doubt very much it will be a proper interrogation,’ Millar said.

He’s right, of course. Celebrity confessions on Oprah are pretty worthless. Winfrey is a master of eliciting tearful confessions. But beyond a couple of curly, probably pre-arranged questions, she’ll hardly go for Armstrong’s jugular.

‘Only Lance would get to have his moment of truth, if that’s what it will be, in front of Oprah Winfrey.’

‘[And] the question should also be asked whether he is getting paid for going on the show.’

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