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Miss Universe exec says Steve Harvey is welcome to host again

Steve Harvey

Two days after Miss Universe 2015 host Steve Harvey mistakenly crowned first runner-up Miss Colombia instead of winner Miss Philippines, the team behind the pageant says they would be more than willing to give Harvey another shot as host.

In an interview yesterday on Jim Rome’s CBS Sports Radio Show, Mark Shapiro, chief content officer for “Miss Universe” owners WME | IMG, said the “Family Feud” host was “very remorseful” about the error and that Harvey was “absolutely” welcome back to host the 2016 pageant in Belize.

Shapiro said Harvey “did a great job. He was funny, he was informative, he’s high energy, he’s got a great following… I definitely want him back, and I would hate to see him not come back. He’s going to want a shot to redeem himself.”

The Belize Tourism Board is also hoping Harvey will return as host, stating it was impressed with the way he handled himself after the mistake and that it disagreed with speculation that the incident could slam the door on his future hosting opportunities.

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