The 2015 Miss Universe PageantDespite making the biggest mistake you can make as an awards show emcee, Steve Harvey has a shot at redemption: The Miss Universe pageant wants him to return to host the show again in 2016.

Harvey, who made headlines the world over thanks to accidentally announcing the incorrect winner of the 2015 Miss Universe title (and letting the second runner-up don the crown and sash before the snafu was corrected), was the target of much mockery for his blunder. But according to pageant officials, it was an honest mistake -- and they "absolutely" want him to return to try the hosting gig again.

" ... [H]e did a great job. He was funny, he was informative, he's high energy, he's got a great following," said Mark Shapiro, an executive for Miss Universe owner WME|IMG, in an interview with The Jim Rome Show on Tuesday. "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."

Shapiro added that while Harvey felt "humiliated" by the error, the blunder should be forgotten because the host "was so well-intended, and he's such a good guy."

"It could happen to the best of us," Shapiro added.

Here's hoping it doesn't happen to Harvey again, though. No word yet from the host on if he'll accept the gig again.

[via: The Jim Rome Show]

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