All-girl rap trio Salt-N-Pepa reformed this morning (4NOV05) to surprise US TV talk show host Ellen Degeneres on her daily programme.

The comedienne, a huge fan of the groundbreaking hip-hop group, was thrilled when the trio appeared at the end of her show to perform a reworked version of their hit SHOOP.

Rapper CHERYL `SALT' JAMES told the host, "We heard you needed a new theme tune, so we changed the lyrics a little."

Ellen performed the song a cappella as part of her last standup comedy TV special HERE + NOW.