Steve Harvey to Welcome Miss Colombia and Miss Universe to His Show Monday and Tuesday

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Steve Harvey will welcome Miss Colombia and Miss Universe as guests on The Steve Harvey Show on Monday and Tuesday of next week, in a two-episode special called Miss Universe: The Truth.

Harvey served as host of the Miss Universe Pageant back on December 20, and inadvertently crowned Miss Colombia--Ariadna Gutierrez--the winner, when in fact, Miss Philippines--Pia Wurtzbach--won.

"This has caused a lot of sleepless nights for me," Steve Harvey says in a promo clip for next week's shows. "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."

Those sleepless nights might also have been caused--in part, anyway--to Steve Harvey and his family receiving death threats for the mistake he made while hosting the Miss Universe Pageant.

In Monday's episode, the real Miss Universe, Pia Wurtzbach, tells Steve Harvey she forgives him for initially crowning someone else the winner.

"Don't beat yourself up for this anymore. Let's move forward, let's just be happy," the new Miss Universe says.

In the second part of the special, Ariadna Gutierrez, the reigning Miss Colombia, talks about how Steve Harvey's mistake has affected her. She also talks about whether or not she is ready to forgive the pageant host.

Kudos to Steve Harvey for taking the high road in this unfortunate situation. The man made an honest mistake. He certainly shouldn't be the victim of death threats.

Hopefully by hosting both Miss Universe and Miss Colombia on The Steve Harvey Show, the entire situation can finally be put to rest.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.