Dermot O’Leary raises £643,336 for Comic Relief with 24 hour dance marathon

Dermot O'Leary has raised over £640,000 for Comic Relief and has finally come to the end of his gruelling 24 hour dance marathon.

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by Jack White |
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The 41-year-old danced non-stop for a whole day and night and was cheered on by stars including Little Mix.

As his challenge came to an end, Dermot said: "Every ball in my body, in some shape or form, has had a hard time."

He quickly added: "On my feet!"

Dermot with Little Mix, who lent their support
Dermot with Little Mix, who lent their support

Discussing the challenge afterwards, he said: "[My feet] have seen better days. 2-6 last night was the worst. All my friends had left at 2am."

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver also dropped in to lend his support. Sharing a photo with Dermot on Instagram, he wrote: "Now I'm dancing with Dermot for Comic Relief please text the number on his T shirt guys!!"

As well as his showbiz pals and the generous donators, Dermot also had support from his boss Simon Cowell. He tweeted: "Dermot good luck in your 24 hour dance challenge for Comic Relief. I've seen your dancing on X Factor, it'll be an endurance test for us all"

But, while we're used to seeing Dermot running around The X Factor stage, he did have some dance training from presenter friend and Strictly star Caroline Flack.

Speaking to the Mirror, Dermot explained: "I'm doing the Charleston with her and it's now my favourite dance."

Congratulations and a big well done to Dermot!

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