Steven Harvey and the Celebrity Family Feud family are celebrating a very special milestone! Tuesday’s episode of the fan-favorite game show kicks off the series’ 10th anniversary, which also celebrates its milestone 100th episode. Speaking with ET’s Denny Directo ahead of the show’s big premiere, Harvey shared his perspective on what makes the game show still so special after 10 years.

“I think it gives an everyday person a peek inside of celebrities and you find out, hey, they’re not really smarter than you or they say stupid stuff just like you do. That’s the real draw,” the 67-year-old show host quipped. 

The comedian also said that audiences love to watch as the competitive nature of the show gets to their favorite celebrities. “They want to win [and] they get disappointed when they lose, you know? Look forward to it!” 

The show has hosted a bevy of celebrities over its decade-long run, like the older stars and younger cast of Yellowjackets — including Christina RicciJasmin Savoy BrownMelanie LynskeySamantha Hanratty — pop-culture stars JoJo Siwa and the D’Amelio family, and even the Kardashians. 

While Harvey didn’t claim any particular episode or guest as the all-time best, he did share that the Kardashians’ visit in 2018 was particularly memorable because of how kind the family was to the production crew.

“The Kardashian Family vs. The West Family” episode aired in June 2018 and saw Kim Kardashian and then-husband Kanye West, along with three of the rapper’s cousins, making up one team, while Khloe Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Kendall Jenner, Kris’ mom and cousin — Mary Jo Campbell and Cici Bussey — and family friend Jonathan Cheban made up the other.

“That was a huge,” Harvey recalled of the family’s appearance. “It’s so many when they travel. But all of the Kardashian girls are real sweethearts, they’re really, really nice people.”

The longtime TV host added that the reality TV stars are “professionals” and that, despite any rumors to the contrary, the sisters are all “very kind about what they want to say to each other.”

“To the staff and to the PAs and all the people there to help, they’re very good,” he noted.

But when it comes to celebrities who manage to top the competition, Harvey swore that athletes usually come out as reigning champions.

“They’re very competitive,” he pointed out. “This season we’re gonna have NFL legends playing against the Olympians, and they’re competitive. Them volleyball girls were not playing! They were serious business.”

Steve Harvey, host of ABC’s Celebrity Family FeudABC/Matt Miller

Season 10 will be chock-full of impressive guests and their families, including Megan Thee Stallion, Ne-Yo, Meghan Trainor, Tori Kelly, and more.

But when asked what he thinks is the show’s secret for success, Harvey doesn’t say the star-studded guest lists or their hilarious fumbles for answers — although the latter is part of it. The comedian says a lot of it comes down to his unfiltered self!

“‘Cause what I did on this game show was what I have never seen before… All I do is say what everybody else at home is thinking,” he told ET. “I said nobody else does a game show that way, you know? They play the game and that’s it, but I kind of turn it into something else and I’m very fortunate that ABC let me do it that way.”

Celebrity Family Feud season 10 premieres Tuesday, July 9 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

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