Neil Patrick Harris on his much, much younger celebrity crush, Nick Jonas: 'It was a bit of a problem'

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Neil Patrick Harris Admits to Crushing on Nick Jonas

During Neil Patrick Harris' appearance on The Wendy Williams Show on Monday, the Best Time Ever host got candid in "Wendy's Hot Seat" about his forbidden celebrity crush and hosting the Oscars in his tighty whities.

Besides his famous husband, David Burtka, Neil, 42, admitted that Nick Jonas, 22, is his celebrity crush, which he said was awkward considering the 20-year age gap.

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"I mean, he was good looking before it was allowed to think he was good looking, which was a bit of a problem," Neil joked. "You had to wait until he turned 19 or 20 years old."

The song and dance man literally crossed an item off his bucket list when he hosted the Oscars earlier this year. He put everything he had into the show, even stripping down to his underwear for a moment that had everyone wondering whether he stuffed his briefs. According to Neil, the initial wardrobe was even more revealing.

"There was a lot of scrutiny about the underpants. No, I did not stuff," he said. "Here's my logic. I feel like stuffing would have looked way stranger...I'll tell you what we did do. We put the underwear on and did it in a dress rehearsal and they saw it. They saw too much, so we had to get a second pair of underwear and cut it out and sew it over the first pair. They didn't want to know my religion, if that makes sense. They didn't want to see the head of my hee-haw."


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Neil's appearance on the talk show follows his husband's in May. During his visit, David, 40, chatted about their 4-year-old twins, Gideon Scott and Harper Grace. The actor and chef guessed that their daughter, Harper, might be biologically his because, "she's like, 'Hey everybody, I'm here!'" David explained that Gideon is "a little more heady and intellectual" like Neil.

Neil's new variety show, Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris, based on the British show Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway, premieres Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

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According to the website, "anything can happen" on the upcoming one-hour live show, which will feature appearances by A-list stars, stunts, comedy skits, mini game shows, audience giveaways and hidden camera pranks.



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HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Host Neil Patrick Harris speaks onstage during the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Host Neil Patrick Harris performs on stage for the 87th Oscars February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO / Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
Host Neil Patrick Harris performs on stage for the 87th Oscars February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO / Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Host Neil Patrick Harris performs onstage during the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Host Neil Patrick Harris performs onstage during the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Host Neil Patrick Harris performs onstage during the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Actor Neil Patrick Harris attends the 87th Annual Academy Awards held at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California.(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Host Neil Patrick Harris performs onstage during the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Host Neil Patrick Harris performs on stage with actress Anna Kendrick for the 87th Oscars February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO / Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Host Neil Patrick Harris (R) and actor David Burtka attend the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Host Neil Patrick Harris attends the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
Neil Patrick Harris (R) and his husband David Burtka arrive on the red carpet for the 87th Oscars February 22nd, 2015 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO / MLADEN ANTONOV (Photo credit should read MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Host Neil Patrick Harris (R) and David Burtka attend the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/WireImage)
Neil Patrick Harris(R) and David Burtka arrive on the red carpet for the 87th Oscars on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
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