WATCH: Michelle Obama, Ellen DeGeneres Dance Party

The Ellen DeGeneres Show
The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Michelle Obama is “going Hollywood” with her “Let’s Move” health and fitness campaign.

While President Obama was occupied Thursday reading “mean tweets” about himself on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, the First Lady was busy taping Friday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Before the spot deteriorated into a choreographed dance routine, Obama informed Ellen she was on set to promote more healthy living and issued a social media challenge.

“We’re calling it GimmeFive and we’re using the hashtag #GimmeFive on social media,” Michelle said of the cause, which apparently includes dancing to coincide with regulated lunches.

She continued: “We’re asking folks all across the country to give me five ways they’re leading a healthy life. We’ve got a lot of celebrities involved.” She then cited her support from stars such as Beyoncé, Nick Jonas, and American Idol’s Ryan Seacrest.

“We’re gonna take over the Easter Egg Roll this year with a #GimmeFive dance, and actually the So You Think You Can Dance all stars are coming to the Easter Egg Roll to teach the whole South Lawn this dance,” she told the host.

Michelle then informed the show’s audience she had challenged Ellen to try out a choreographed routine. DeGeneres explained she was “more street” when it comes to dancing, but nonetheless agreed to a dance off.

“Your people said you’ve been practicing for a year,” Ellen told Michelle.

‘My people? You think I have people?” FLOTUS responded.

Ellen then playfully accused the First Lady of “cheating,” but seemed to give her a pass by stating, “You’re pretty.”

The pair then danced to Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk,” joined by mentors Twitch and Travis, as well as the So You Think You Can Dance crew.

Watch the segment below:


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