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'Twerking girl on fire' video revealed as Jimmy Kimmel stunt - watch

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Jimmy Kimmel has revealed that he was behind the 'twerking girl on fire' viral video.

Last week, a video showing a girl attempting the dance move before smashing into a table and setting herself on fire reached viral status on YouTube.



During a segment on Kimmel's chat show last night (September 9), he had what appeared to be a satellite interview with the girl in the video.

However, the girl was revealed to actually be on a specially-made set on stage and was joined by Kimmel, before he played the full 'director's cut' of the video.

The full video saw Kimmel step in immediately after the original video stopped, dousing the girl's flames and giving a thumbs-up to the camera.

Kimmel explained: "To the conspiracy theorists on the internet who thought it was fake, you're right it was fake.

"We shot that video two months ago and posted it on YouTube. We didn't send it to any TV stations, we didn't tweet it. We just put it on YouTube and let the magic happen."

The girl was also revealed to actually be stuntwoman Daphne Avalon.

Kimmel also joked at how many news stations and websites - including Digital Spy, admittedly - reported on the story as if it were real.

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