Dancing Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman raise £1m for Comic Relief
The pair were joined by celebrity guests during their dance marathon.
Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman have raised more than £1 million for Comic Relief with their charity danceathon.
The hosts of Strictly Come Dancing vowed never to show off their moves again after enduring 24 hours and five minutes in the charity challenge.
Following their exhausting endeavour the BBC announced the danceathon had raised £1,012,483.
Winkleman posted on Twitter saying: “Thank you so so much for your incredibly kind and generous donations. We’re blown away by the amount raised.”
The pair started and ended their charity challenge to the sound of Beyonce.
They were joined by Channel 4 broadcaster Jon Snow, as well as Jeremy Vine and Mary Berry.
The Strictly presenters were on the dancefloor between 7.15pm on Monday and 8.20pm on Tuesday, cheered on by The One Show presenter Alex Jones.
Following the day-long dance session, Daly posted on Instagram: “Can’t walk upstairs to the hot bath my legs are so stiff.”
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We DID IT. The longest ( just over ) 24 hour Dancethon for @comicrelief. Can’t walk upstairs to the hot bath my legs are so stiff; but SO proud that you helped us to raise over £780,000 for @rednoseday charities with the help of the brilliant team at @bbcradio2 🌟Such generosity and kindness shown by everyone who donated. Thank you SO so much 🙏🏻🙏🏻. Here’s me and @claudiawinkle at the end of the challenge with the great @profgregw who plastered our blisters, massaged our muscles which were in spasm (All during the five minute break that we had each hour) and believed we could achieve it. Forever grateful 🙌🏻💪🏼 #dancethon #comicrelief #wekeptdancing 💃🏼💃🏻
Winkleman said as the challenge came to a close: “The listeners have been amazing and all the presenters have looked after us amazingly.
“We never want to dance again. Oh, I’m not doing Strictly, that’s a ridiculous idea. I don’t like movement.”
Funds raised for Comic Relief go towards helping vulnerable children in the UK and around the world.