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Jimmy Kimmel Pulls a Fast One With ‘Worst Twerk Fail EVER’ Video

Jimmy Kimmel took great joy last night in unveiling to the world that he was behind the viral video “Worst Twerk Fail EVER – Girl Catches Fire!” — and he was especially pleased the media at large fell for his Internet prank.

The video, which was posted online a week ago and has drawn close to 10 million views on YouTube, was suspected by many to be a fake, but no one knew the ABC host was the one behind it.

Kimmel revealed his involvement last night with the video’s star, stuntwoman Daphne Avalon, who used a fake name in posting the video and was sworn to secrecy about the whole thing.

Kimmel was especially joyful when he showed a series of clips of other media outlets (both local and national) airing the video as if it was real.

He ended the segment quipping, “It’s a good thing nothing is happening is Syria right now.”

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