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Bern baby Bern: Sanders dances his way onto the stage for appearance on Ellen after close-fought CNN debate... and is asked some personal questions by the host

  • The Democrat walked out with his hands in the air for the appearance
  • He pointed to the sky like John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever
  • During the interview he said 'Stayin' Alive' from the 1977 film was his go-to karaoke song
  • Answered a number of direct questions on his past in Ellen's hot seat 
  • Made a scathing attack on rich who he believes are directing policy 

By Dailymail.com Reporter

Published: 00:57 EST, 15 October 2015 | Updated: 01:02 EST, 15 October 2015

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Bernie Sanders danced his way onto the stage as he made his appearance on Ellen.

The Vermont senator was fresh from the Democratic debate in Las Vegas when he filmed his interview for the daytime talk show, which is set to air on Thursday.

And it seemed he was trying his best to maintain the spotlight. 

He walked in front of the cameras with his hands in the air to the tune of Disco Inferno before sitting down for his interview with Ellen DeGenres. 

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Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders dances his way onto the stage at the Ellen DeGenres show

Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders dances his way onto the stage at the Ellen DeGenres show

He raises his hand into the air, reminiscent of John Travolta from his chosen karaoke song 'Stayin' Alive' 

He raises his hand into the air, reminiscent of John Travolta from his chosen karaoke song 'Stayin' Alive' 

After making a scathing attack on corporate America and lambasting the disappearance of the middle class, the 74 year old was also asked some more personal questions by the host. 

In a segment called In The Hot Seat, where guests answer questions in return for the show giving $10,000 to breast cancer charities, he revealed a lighter side to his persona.

Sanders admitted Marco Rubio was the Republican he would take on a desert island - as he is 'already used to the sun'.

If he were an ice cream flavor, he would be 'Bern Burnie Bern'. He also decided, with a little help from the audience, that his favorite One Direction member was Harry Styles.

Out of boxers and briefs he chose briefs and, when Ellen asked him what he wanted to grow up to be when he was a child, he said had always dreamed of being a social worker.

He also revealed he was arrested when he was younger during a civil rights demonstration and that his go-to karaoke song is Saturday Night Fever.

During the interview, which in parts had the crowd erupting in cheers, the pair talk about Sanders' appeal to people who believe he doesn't look or act like a normal politician.

Ellen tells him: A lot of people like you. A lot. A lot of people are talking about you and like you a whole lot. I’ll tell you. I think what you said, about Hillary and the emails, you said: “This may not be political.” And I think that’s the exact thing that people are sick of is people being political. I think people just need to hear you say what you feel.

The Senator responds by saying: I think that’s absolutely right. I think, Ellen, you hit the nail on the head and I will tell you I have been in many, many campaigns in my political life and I am very proud to say I have never run a negative political ad in my entire life and I’ve been attacked a whole lot.

He then discusses the disappearing middle class, something that was at the forefront of his debate strategy on Thursday night.

During the segment, the pair talk about Sanders' appeal to people who believe he doesn't look or act like a normal politician

During the segment, the pair talk about Sanders' appeal to people who believe he doesn't look or act like a normal politician

'Let me give you my opinion, other’s will disagree, what we’re up against is you would think that if one was making billions of dollars that might be enough to take care of your family and your kids, right? And your grandchildren. 

'But you have in corporate America today you have incredible greed. I don’t know when they think enough is enough. They want more and more and more. So you have multi billionaires right now contributing money to candidates and what these candidates are doing at the behest of the billionaires is saying lets cut social security. 

'You talk about health care for all? They want to throw millions of people off of health care and repeal the Affordable Care Act. They want to cut nutrition programs at a time when millions of families are struggling to put food on the table. 

'They want to cut nutrition programs for pregnant women and little babies. Now I can’t explain to you the mentality of somebody who wants to do that especially people who have so much money. Why? But that’s the kind of greed mentality that we’re fighting.' 

The episode featuring Bernie Sanders will air on Thursday, October 15 

He then made a scathing attack on the rich, suggesting they were directing Washington policy and were causing the decrease in social security and nutrition programs 

He then made a scathing attack on the rich, suggesting they were directing Washington policy and were causing the decrease in social security and nutrition programs 

 

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