With The Ellen DeGeneres Show coming to an end, the popular talk show host took some time to pay tribute to one of her most beloved cast members: dancer and DJ Stephen “tWitch” Boss.
On the May 25 episode, Ellen showed a video collage of her most memorable moments with tWitch, who made his first appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2013.
"I used to be a huge fan of 'So You Think You Can Dance' and I wanted to do a dance. So, the producers of 'So You Think You Can Dance' set me up with tWitch," she explained of how they met.
“tWitch came over to my house and he helped me try to copy it. It was like a crash course in getting to know each other. He was so patient with me. That was my initial love for him — we bonded over learning to dance together.”
Among some of her favorite moments featured during her tribute were clips of tWitch showcasing his dancing skills and even getting waxed on stage.
“He’s my pal. He’s my sidekick. We have this connection, so, just looking over and — he makes me laugh,” DeGeneres said in the segment. “He really, really makes me laugh. “He’s never gonna be out of my life. He’s always gonna be a part of my life.”
Following the memorable video segment, DeGeneres presented the former So You Think You Can Dance contestant with a photo of the two with their arms around each other as they walked off stage.
“Sorry, I was not prepared,” tWitch said through tears. “I love you and also, I love the family that we’ve gained here. Something that I’ll always remember is that you gave me a place where I could just be myself. I came here to dance one time. To do a dance for you. And now, I’ve gained a family. I’ve gotten married. We’ve had more kids on the show. Whether I was the real DJ or not, I’ve always felt at home. I thank you for that, Ellen. These unforgettable times.”