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Steve Harvey will return to Miss Universe pageant: report

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Wednesday, December 23, 2015, 12:40 AM

Steve Harvey will have at least three more tries at correctly announcing the winner of Miss Universe because of a contract he signed days before the pageant.STEVE MARCUS/REUTERS

Steve Harvey will have at least three more tries at correctly announcing the winner of Miss Universe because of a contract he signed days before the pageant.

Steve Harvey gets a second chance, but not Miss Colombia.

Harvey signed a contract days before Sunday’s pageant in Las Vegas, binding the comedian with hosting duties for at least three years, Entertainment Tonight reported, citing multiple sources.

Despite Harvey’s embarrassing gaffe crowning Miss Colombia by mistake, he will be the event’s highest paid host ever, according to ET.

Miss Colombia, whose name is Ariadna Gutierrez, was forced to relinquish her crown to Miss Philippines moments before tears splotched her makeup. Miss Universe contestants can only compete once. 

To make matters worse, Harvey misspelled both of the contestant’s countries in an apology tweet shortly after he botched the show.

Harvey’s blunder did not offend Mark Shapiro, the owner of the Miss Universe Organization’s parent company, WME IMG.

“I definitely want him back,” Shapiro told the Jim Rome Show Tuesday. “I would hate to see him not come back. He’s going to want a shot to redeem himself.”

Contestants, including the crowned Miss Philippines, comfort a crying Ariadna Gutierrez, who was mistakenly crowned Miss Universe by Steve Harvey.John Locher/AP

Contestants, including the crowned Miss Philippines, comfort a crying Ariadna Gutierrez, who was mistakenly crowned Miss Universe by Steve Harvey.

The contract could keep Harvey with Miss Universe until 2022, the source told the site.

Harvey was announced as the 2015 host on Dec. 16, four days before the pageant.

nhensley@nydailynews.com

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