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Ellen DeGeneres gives Kellie Pickler quite a scare

The country starlet should’ve seen this one coming

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There are few things Ellen DeGeneres loves more than scaring her guests, and Kellie Pickler was the latest star to get fooled by the prankster.

Even though Halloween is still more than a month away, Ellen had a costumed geisha on hand to leave Kellie Pickler jumping out of her seat and yelping with fright on her recent appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

“Oh my god, what the hell was that?” Pickler exclaimed once she managed to catch her breath.

DeGeneres built up to the shock by chatting with Pickler about her recent trip to Japan.

“I always feel like it’s respectful to try to learn as much of the language as you can, so I’m pretty fluent in Japanese now,” Pickler revealed. “Well, I know the most important word is kanpai, which means cheers.”

This isn’t the first time Pickler has fallen victim to one of DeGeneres’ notorious pranks. In 2009, while dressed as Dolly Parton for a Halloween special, Pickler was spooked by a lurking circus clown.

Watch the whole thing in the video below.