The Miss Universe Pageant returns December 20 on FOX — and it'll be helmed by Steve Harvey this year!
The TV host and funnyman is all signed up to host the three-hour event that will air live from Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas — in its first major show since Donald Trump sold the pageant to WME-IMG.
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Harvey, 58, was ecstatic about hosting the event, saying (below):
"I am thrilled to be hosting this iconic event for the first time ever. It's exciting to be working with Fox, IMG and The Miss Universe Organization to make this year's Miss Universe telecast a huge success."
David Madden, the president of Entertainment for FOX's broadcasting entities, said of the choice to add Harvey to the show:
"Steve Harvey is one of the funniest, most likable personalities on TV today, and he's the perfect host for this very special evening. The combination of Steve and the talented, impressive women vying for the Miss Universe title is sure to make this a night to remember."
We're looking forward to seeing his Family Feud "did they really just say that" face during the question round! LOLz!
The show is going to be broadcast in nearly 200 countries, with contestants representing 80 nations vying to become the next Miss Universe, replacing Paulina Vega, the current Miss Universe crowned in January from Colombia.
Will U be watching the show on December 20 when it airs on FOX?!
[Image via Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.]
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