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Colin Firth surprises Ellen DeGeneres -- and puts underwear on his Oscar: Watch!

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Colin Firth, who won the Best Actor Oscar for The King’s Speech, made a pit stop on his way to the airport Monday and surprised Ellen DeGeneres during her morning meeting. Watch the segment below, which airs on today’s show. You may recall that DeGeneres gave him a pair of formal underwear (think tuxedo design with carefully placed fringe) during a Valentine’s Day appearance on her show for him to wear to the Oscars. (She also gave him a pair in 2006 when he recounted a mortifying story about having to be rescued by his neighbors when all he was wearing was underwear and slippers.) He said he would have worn them, but they shrank in the wash. Fortunately, they were now small enough to fit his Oscar. DeGeneres couldn’t let him leave without announcing his arrival to the Warner Bros. lot with a megaphone.

Congratulations, Colin. You have now earned your own category on PopWatch. Popping by to thank us sometime might be nice. More than nice.

Read more:

The best of Colin Firth interviews on YouTube

Backstage at the Oscars with Colin Firth and other winners

EW’s Oscar Central

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