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Steve Harvey returns as host of Miss Universe 2016. Twitter reacts like brats usually do

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 17 December 2016, 16:13 IST

Comedian and long time host of the Steve Harvey Show, Steve Harvey has been officially roped in to host the 2016 Miss Universe pageant. Something that catapulted him to TV notoriety last year after incorrectly announcing the winner's name.

In 2015, the 59-year-old comedian wrongly announced Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez as the winner, while she was the first runner-up. She had received the crown, sash and flowers before Harvey returned to the stage to tell the crowd that he read his cue card wrong.

"I have to apologize, the first runner-up is Colombia. Let me just take control of this. This is exactly what's on the card. I will take responsibility for this. It was my mistake... Horrible mistake," he had said.

Former Miss Universe Paulina Vega had to physically take the crown off Gutierrez and put it on Miss Philippines, Pia Wurtzbach.

Following the major slip-up, Harvey was publicly ridiculed and he even received death threats. Speaking about how he felt when he went back on the stage, he said in an interview: "It was four minutes of pure hell... It was the most gut-wrenching walk I've ever had in my life."

The 2016 Miss Universe pageant will take place in the Philippines on 29 January, 2017. Model Ashley Graham will serve as the backstage host.

In the meantime, Twitter is being its usual nasty self, ridiculing the man for making a mistake he's already paid for in countless memes and a very public and humiliating apology.


With inputs from IANS

First published: 17 December 2016, 16:13 IST