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Jessica Biel just did the Dirty Dancing lift and our jaws are on the floor

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Jessica Biel may just be the queen of living out every woman’s fantasies. First, she marries Justin Timberlake, and now, she’s performing the iconic Dirty Dancing lift on national television and making it look easy.

For an appearance on Thursday’s The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Biel made quite the entrance as she began dancing at the top of the audience stairs, slowly making her way towards the stage to Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes’ “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.” About halfway down, the show’s DJ (and famed dancer) Stephen “tWitch” Boss joined her and soon they were doing some of the moves made famous by Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze in the 1987 film. And then, tWitch threw off his hat, and dancing duo separated.

Wearing a fitted navy blue and red dress and sky-high heels, The Sinner star ran towards tWitch and executed the famous stunt so well, we’re sure Grey would be jealous.

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“That was fantastic,” DeGeneres said. “Somebody now has to top that entrance. That is the best entrance we’ve ever had.”

Biel soon admitted she wasn’t without practice — after all, she is married to Justin Timberlake. “I make him do stuff like that all the time,” she said. “His back goes out. It’s a disaster.”

This wasn’t Biel’s only memorable dance on the show: DeGeneres pointed out that Biel also has the record for the longest dancing entrance in the show’s 15-year history.