Howie Mandel Teased Calvin Harris With a Taylor Swift Joke and Things Got Awkward: See His Reaction


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Calvin Harris accepts the Future Icon Award at Caesars Palace’s 50th anniversary gala August 6, 2016, in Las Vegas. Denise Truscello/Getty Images for Caesars Palace

This is not what he came for! Howie Mandel made a teasing joke about Taylor Swift to Calvin Harris during Caesars Palace’s 50th anniversary gala in Las Vegas Saturday, August 6 — and things got awkward.

The America’s Got Talent judge, 60, caught Harris, 32, off guard as he presented him with the Future Icon Award on stage.

“That’s a nice suit. Who’s your tailor?” Mandel said. “See what I did?”

Following that pun, the audience burst into laughter while Harris appeared to turn a slight shade of red. “You got that prepared,” he said, smiling. “You had that one ready.”

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The Scottish DJ went on to thank his fans for their support. “It’s an honor to be here,” he told the crowd. “I don’t do this thing that often. I don’t receive these kind of awards very often either. It’s a great honor to be here.” (He later posted a shirtless selfie via Snapchat when he got back to L.A.)

Harris has been single since ending his 15-month relationship with Swift, 26, earlier this summer. The “Wildest Dreams” singer, meanwhile, has moved on with Thor actor Tom Hiddleston — and it’s getting serious. The pair have already met each other’s families and traveled the world together.

“Tom said he hasn’t found the right woman yet. But he thinks Taylor is the girl he has been searching for,” an insider previously told Us Weekly of the British hunk, 35.

“Tom checks off a lot of boxes. He’s hot, smart, talented, British, blond, everything she’s into. What’s not to like?” a pal close to Swift added. “Taylor is just happy to have the time to meet someone new and move on from Calvin.”

Watch Mandel and Harris’ cringeworthy interaction in the video above!

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