Steve Harvey Says He Has No Interest in Hosting the Oscars Because He Doesn’t Want Them ‘Digging Up My Past’

Other priorities? It seems as though Steve Harvey has no interest in hosting what some regard as the top gig: the Academy Awards

He’s been a stalwart television host for decades.

But it seems as though Steve Harvey has no interest in hosting what some regard as the top gig: the Academy Awards.

The 61-year-old comedian told Entertainment Tonight on Friday that he would pass if such an opportunity presented itself.

‘Hell, if they won’t let Kevin Hart host the Oscars, how the hell are they going to let me host the Oscars,’ he wondered.

The outlet caught him as he prepared for his latest job, hosting the Miss Universe pageant in Thailand.

‘Oh no, I can’t host the Oscars,’ he said when asked if he’d be interested.

‘I don’t want to host the Oscars because I don’t want them digging up my past,’ he joked.

Kevin Hart recently dropped out as host after old homophobic tweets were dredged up from his Twitter feed.

While Harvey has no interest in the Oscars, he is still quite excited about hosting the Miss Universe pageant which is taking place in Thailand.

‘Who wouldn’t want this on your resume? It’s a great gig,’ he told the outlet, before adding ‘other than the first time I did it, it’s been a great experience, you know?’

The first year he hosted the show, back in 2015, he made a major gaffe when he announced the wrong winning name.

The Miss Universe competition will air live on Fox on December 16th.

SOURCE: Daily Mail