“tWitch, you want to know my favourite thing that we’ve added. What’s your favourite thing, Ellen? It’s you.” He wasn’t just The Ellen DeGeneres Show’s chosen one but was the viewers’ favourite too. From playing groovy music to dancing like no was watching, Stephen Boss aka tWitch was adored by the masses for his jolly good’ ol nature. The sudden news of the 40-year-old DJ’s death has shocked the entertainment industry and his fans at large. The Alabama native died by suicide in a hotel room in Los Angeles, stated multiple news reports.
Stephen Laurel Boss, better known as tWitch or DJ tWitch, became a household name long before he became a part of the The Ellen DeGeneres Show. tWitch who started dancing at the age of 16 came in second on the reality dance show So You Think You Can Dance Season 4. From starting as a choreographer to becoming a DJ and then becoming a co-host on the Ellen show, DJ tWitch was an inspiration to many. In the words of his wife, Allison Holker, “he lit up every room he stepped into” and we couldn’t agree more.
tWitch on The Ellen DeGeneres Show
After his stint on the reality dance show So You Think You Can Dance, DeGeneres caught sight of the young dancer in 2010 and got acquainted with him while he was part of ‘Dance’ and worked with the American comedian on a routine. Three years later, tWitch was invited on the Ellen show as a guest DJ and there was no looking back ever since. Boss became a name to reckon with on the Ellen show. His signature dance session was synonymous with the The Ellen DeGeneres Show so much so that both the crowd and the viewers looked forward to it. On that note, let’s look at some of the best moments of DJ tWitch from the Ellen show.
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Best tWitch moments from The Ellen DeGeneres show
Swaying to the upbeat music with his family
That he pumped up the audience at the beginning of the Ellen show is a known thing but the times he brought his family on the stage was the time it became special. Right from the start when he became a part of the Ellen show, tWitch performed several dances with his wife and children. In fact, a lot of Boss tWitch’s personal life has been shared on the show too. Here’s a much-loved dance session which had tWitch dancing with his son.
Boss’ special gesture towards his boss DeGeneres
tWitch performed a special dance on DeGeneres’ 61st birthday. For those of you who have seen that episode, DeGeneres he seen making a wish and that’s instantly fulfilled by tWitch and how. Here, take a look.
He also danced with teen dancer JoJo Siwa when she guest-hosted the Ellen show a few months ago. Catch their super-cute dance right here.
Playing games on The DeGenres Show
tWitch was a natural when it came to doing things impromptu. He was always game and participated in games DeGeneres played on the show with guests. Here’s a snippet of one the many games that Ellen played with her guests.
Dancing, dancing, and some more dancing!
While we know he was DJing and participating in games, the dancer in him was always grooving to beats and boy he did perform some amazing dances throughout the show. One of the fun sessions saw tWitch copying viral TikTok dances playing on the screen behind him. He played this game with celebrities who came on the Ellen show.
Impromptu acts, starring in movies and more
Boss tWitch was multi-faceted, and that’s a given. Apart from choreographing, DJing and co-hosting on the Ellen show, he also acted in a few movies. He had a role in Magic Mike XXL and was cast as Marcel X in the upcoming superhero movie Perfectus. Speaking of tWitch appearing in movies, who remembers the crazy waxing session that took place on the show? Well, if you don’t, let’s take you back in time.
Tribute by Ellen DeGeneres and other celebrities
A member of the dance troupes “Breed OCLA” and “Chill Factor Crew”, Stephen Boss’ sudden demise has left everyone heartbroken. Here’s how Ellen DeGeneres and other celebrities paid tribute to the late star.
I’m heartbroken. tWitch was pure love and light. He was my family, and I loved him with all my heart. I will miss him. Please send your love and support to Allison and his beautiful children – Weslie, Maddox, and Zaia. pic.twitter.com/lW8Q5HZonx
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) December 14, 2022
Heartbroken and struggling to make sense of this tremendous loss. tWitch’s warmth and energy was unmatched. Sending my love to his wife Allison and their children.
If you are struggling or in crisis, call or text 988, help is available. pic.twitter.com/7XF0wa55ai
— Wanda Sykes (@iamwandasykes) December 14, 2022
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Man, I’m going to miss this guy. My heart breaks for his family. There was nothing but light and positivity radiating from him every time we spent time together.
RIP Twitch pic.twitter.com/8uFtbXjjPb
— JOE MANGANIELLO (@JoeManganiello) December 14, 2022
Anyone who’s had an encounter with tWitch is hurting hearing this news today. 🙏🏿 Grateful to have had this moment with you in your light.
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) December 14, 2022
— Cat Deeley (@catdeeley) December 14, 2022
U.S.’ former first lady Michelle Obama too took to Twitter to condole the death of the American star.
I was heartbroken to learn about the passing of Stephen “tWitch” Boss, who I got to know over the years through my Let’s Move! initiative and visits to The Ellen Show. My heart goes out to his wife, Allison, and his three children during this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/C5AEmlfOrj
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) December 14, 2022
RIP, Stephen tWitch Boss.
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