The 59-year-old will jet off to the Philippines to front the 2016 show in January (17), while model Ashley Graham will serve as the telecast's backstage host.

During the Miss Universe 2015 pageant in Las Vegas, Harvey incorrectly announced that Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez had won the contest and she received the crown, sash and flowers before the host returned to the stage to apologise for his gaffe and reveal the winner was actually Miss Philippines, Pia Wurtzbach.

"I will take responsibility for this. It was my mistake... horrible mistake," he told the crowd at the event last year (15).

An emotional Gutierrez, who was actually the runner-up, had to hand over the crown.

Harvey revealed he had been inundated with death threats following the embarrassing flub, and he later welcomed Gutierrez to his daytime U.S. talk show to apologise to her personally for his mistake, insisting it would never happen again.