It's every TV host's worst nightmare to announce the wrong winner during a live broadcast of a competition – which is exactly what happened to Steve Harvey last night during the 2015 Miss Universe pageant.
The 58-year-old mistakenly named Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutierrez Areval, as the Miss Universe winner. However, after she was crowned and handed her flowers, he realized that she was the runner-up and Miss Philippines, Pia Alonzo Wurzbach, actually won.
"I have to apologize," Steve said after realizing his mistake. "The first runner up is Columbia. Miss Universe 2015 is Philippines."
"Listen folks, let me just take control of this," he added. "This is exactly what's on the card. I will take responsibility for this. It was my mistake. It was on the card. Horrible mistake, but the right thing. I can show it to you right here."
Afterwards, on an attendee's Snapchat story, Steve could be heard blaming the show's teleprompter. According to him, it said Miss Colombia had won.
However, the host never publicly blamed his mistake on the teleprompter. Instead, he owned up to it and issued an apology on Twitter.
I'd like to apologize wholeheartedly to Miss Colombia & Miss Philippines for my huge mistake. I feel terrible.— Steve Harvey (@IAmSteveHarvey) December 21, 2015
Secondly, I'd like to apologize to the viewers at that I disappointed as well. Again it was an honest mistake.— Steve Harvey (@IAmSteveHarvey) December 21, 2015
I don't want to take away from this amazing night and pageant. As well as the wonderful contestants. They were all amazing.— Steve Harvey (@IAmSteveHarvey) December 21, 2015
Donald Trump, who previously owned the pageant, spoke out about Steve's mistake, saying it never would have happened if he was still in control of the pageant.
Very sad what happened last night at the Miss Universe Pageant. I sold it 6 months ago for a record price. This would never have happened!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 21, 2015
Yikes! Click through the gallery below to see who the top ten contestants were.