What to Watch: tWitch Guest Hosting "Ellen"

Regardless of any drama surrounding Ellen DeGeneres which may or may not have occurred last week, we're still major fans of the majorly adorable Ellen-tWitch friendship. tWitch is a regular DJ and dance-master on Ellen's show, and we love to watch the duo do their thing. And this past Friday, Ellen gave her bestie a shot at the big job: hosting.


Naturally, tWitch brought all kinds of dancy goodness with him for his big guest-hosting moment. There was an installment of our favorite Ellen original, "The Masked Dancer," as well as visits from his gorgeous (and nine-months pregnant!) wife Allison Holker, the icon that is Nicole Scherzinger, Nick Cannon, and a Halloween-themed dance-off. Make sure to catch the clip of tWitch dancing with Allison—who moves better at nine months pregnant than most of us do on an average day.

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