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Ellen busts a move on dance show

Ellen DeGeneres showed off her moves when she took to the stage at the So You Think You Can Dance final.

The former American Idol host held her own in the fast-thumping routine to Outta Your Mind by Lil' Jon and LMFAO.

She performed with seasoned dancer tWitch in place of injured contestant Alex, who came on stage afterwards to thank Ellen for filling in.

Ellen said: "I have had so much fun and it broke my heart when I saw the injury. As a joke, I said it'd be fun to do and it became a reality."

Lauren Froderman, 18, won the contest and the 250,000 dollar prize. Kent Boyd, 18, and Robert Roldan, 19, were second and third.

Lauren said: "I have been working my whole life for something like this."

The seventh and final season of the show - hosted by Cat Deeley - was plagued with injuries that forced a few dancers out of the competition. It also introduced several switch-ups to the format, including narrowing the finalist field from 20 to 11 dancers, adding past contestants as partners and replacing screaming ballroom maestro Mary Murphy on the judging panel with cool choreographer Mia Michaels.

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