In a preview of ‘Steve Harvey’ show, the host is seen really frustrated before he breaks down in tears while addressing his viral Miss Universe blunder.
It seems like Steve Harvey is still shattered by the fatal blunder he had done at the 2015 Miss Universe pageant. The 58-year-old host gets really emotional when he acknowledges his flub at “Steve Harvey” show, which is also attended by Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez.
In the show’s two-episode special, which has already been taped, Harvey breaks down in tears when he recalls the embarrassing moment. “This has caused a lot of sleepless nights for me,” Harvey reveals. “I didn’t do any interviews until I could talk to the two people who were affected the most, Pia and Ariadna. No matter how tough it was for me, I can’t imagine how it was for these two women. This finally gives me a chance to have a moment of closure.”
In the first part of the taped segment, Miss Philippines Pia Wurzbach, who is also on the show, defends Harvey. “I think I can vouch for this one,” she says after hugging Harvey. “Steve was there throughout all the rehearsals. He was there during technical rehearsals, dress rehearsals… He was there all throughout. We rehearsed everything from start to finish and made us feel very comfortable… So I don’t know where that rumor came from.”
In case you didn’t remember, Harvey accidentally crowned Gutierrez instead of Wurtzbach back in December 20, 2015. After announcing that the real Miss Universe was Wurtzbach, Harvey apologized for his mistake onstage, “I would take all responsibilities for this. It was my mistake.”
The two-episode special will air on Monday, January 18 and on Tuesday, January 19.