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Jimmy Kimmel reveals he's behind epic twerk fail video

September 10, 2013 7:32:46 AM PDT
The viral video has been called a "twerking fail," and in less than a week, it had roughly nine million views. But the joke was on us.

It turns out, ABC late night show host Jimmy Kimmel threw down an epic hoax.

The video featured Caitlin Heller practicing her upside-down twerk against a door with a candle burning nearby. But then her friend opens the door, and she flips over, catching fire.

On Monday night, Kimmel brought Heller on his show, and then they revealed an extended version of the hilarious video: With the girl still screaming, Kimmel enters, wearing a matching pink T-shirt. He puts the fire out, and then gives the camera a thumbs up.

The girl is actually stuntwoman Daphne Avalon. She said it even fooled an ex-boyfriend, who reached out to her asking if she was OK.

Kimmel said he was hoping to put an end to the twerking craze.


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