Gary Busey And Ted Haggard To Swap Wives
If you thought you'd already seen Gary Busey, 67, run the reality show circuit, there's one program you foolishly left out. Ahem … drumroll, please … Celebrity Wife Swap. The famous oddball who has graced such shows as Celebrity Apprentice and Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew will now trade wives for two weeks with none other than disgraced evangelist Ted Haggard, 55, who resigned as the pastor of the New Life Church in Colorado after being caught in a scandal that included crystal meth and a male escort.
Busey and Haggard will square off in the series, which will involve Busey's partner and mother of his child, Steffanie Sampson, 37, shacking up with Haggard for two weeks, and Haggard's wife, Gayle, moving in with Busey. The idea is to pair the most unlikely partners together, and sit back while antics ensue. The show is set to begin filming tomorrow at the GLBT Pride Center in Colorado.
"I think that probably, if I were 21 in this society, I would identify myself as a bisexual," Haggard recently told GQ post-scandal. He has since returned to the ministry as pastor of the non-denominational St. James Church in Colorado Springs, reports ABC News. Busey, too, has turned to God after putting his bad-boy days behind him. He is an active minister with the Promise Keepers.
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