Steve Harvey on hosting Miss Universe again after 2015 gaffe
Steve Harvey on hosting Miss Universe again after 2015 gaffe
Steve tells Jimmy Fallon that his 2015 Miss Universe gaffe was '4 minutes of pure hell'

MANILA, Philippines – After his 2015 gaffe, Steve Harvey is set to host the Miss Universe pageant again, this time in Manila.

On Tuesday, December 6, Steve spoke to Jimmy Fallon about his book Jump, where he wrote about the 2015 incident.

At last year’s pageant, Steve mistakenly announced Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez as the winner instead of the Philippines’ Pia Wurtzbach.

“Well, it didn’t happen that quick,” he said when Jimmy recounted what happened. “It wasn’t that quick. It was a 4 minutes of pure hell.”

Steve recalled that he was reading the teleprompter, then was asked to read the name of that was in the card. When he went backstage, he heard that a mistake was made and that it would be clarified to the press the following day.

“I said no, I’m going to do it now. And I walked out there,” Steve said.

“It was the most gut-wrenching walk I’ve ever had in my life,” he added as he faced all the criticism that happened after. 

He then mentioned that the Philippines was set to host the pageant in January. When Jimmy asked if he was going to host the coronation night again, Steve said: “Hell yeah, I’m going back.” 

Since the mix-up, Steve has talked to Ariadna and Pia on his show and both have forgiven him for the incident. 

The pageant, which will be held on January 30 will be broadcast in the US on January 29. –

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