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Sep222011

Gary Busey, Ted Haggard to Swap Spouses

Paul Drinkwater/NBC(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) -- Gary Busey and disgraced pastor Ted Haggard will swap partners for an upcoming episode of Celebrity Wife Swap.

Haggard, the former New Life Church pastor, and his wife, Gayle, will appear in the spinoff of the ABC reality series, along with bad boy actor Busey and Steffanie Sampson, girlfriend and mother of his child.

The episode will tape Thursday at the GLBT Pride Center in Colorado Springs, according to ColoradoSprings.com.

Neither Haggard nor Busey are strangers to reality television. After Haggard saw his life crumble when he was caught in an affair with a gay male prostitute, he made appearances on countless talk shows, including The Oprah Winfrey Show. He and his wife also appeared on a 2009 episode of Divorce Court.

Now admitting he may be bisexual, Haggard was also featured in documentaries on TLC and HBO.
Busey is an alum of both Celebrity Rehab and Celebrity Apprentice.

Besides having reality television in common, both claim to be reformed bad boys.

Busey, a born-again Christian, is an active minister with Promise Keepers. Haggard has returned to the ministry as pastor of the non-denominational St. James church in Colorado Springs

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