It takes two to tango
This Red Nose Day, Claudia Winkleman & Tess Daly are going above and beyond their usual duties as hosts and doing some dancing themselves. A lot of dancing, actually. You can follow the challenge on BBC Radio 2, and watch them strut their stuff live on the BBC Radio 2 website and the Red Button.
🎵 “It’s just a jump to the left and then a step to the right!” 🎶@ClaudiaWinkle and @TessDaly are entering the final hour of the #RNDdanceathon with @RockyHorrorUK and the Time Warp! ⏰— BBC Radio 2 (@BBCRadio2) March 12, 2019
Watch and support @ComicRelief here 👉https://t.co/BhuP8Pjf1L pic.twitter.com/HSlaikALUZ
It’s all getting a bit too much for @ClaudiaWinkle, and there’s still 10 hours to go😰— Comic Relief: Red Nose Day (@comicrelief) March 12, 2019
Thanks @emmafreud for lending a helping hand 🙏🔴
The girls really need your support, you can help by donating here >>> https://t.co/H0M00hdIxn pic.twitter.com/BqgOov1iAN
🎤 @Beverleyknight is KILLING IT!! Single-handedly managed to get @TessDaly, @ClaudiaWinkle and the whole @BBCRadio2 crew out the 10pm slump and in the mood to boogie! 💃— Comic Relief: Red Nose Day (@comicrelief) March 11, 2019
Remember to keep these dance moves going and donate! https://t.co/H0M00hdIxn pic.twitter.com/D6p6NsUnex
Big, big love to the fabulous cast of @Hair50UK for their gorgeous cover of 'The Age of Aquarius' to motivate @TessDaly and @ClaudiaWinkle for the @BBCRadio2 #RNDdanceathon! 🎤— Comic Relief: Red Nose Day (@comicrelief) March 11, 2019
Don't forget to support the girls by donating here: https://t.co/H0M00hdIxn pic.twitter.com/y3CNCcY9ud
Today is the day!! It's the final count down to the LONGEST EVER DANCEATHON for #RedNoseDay! @TessDaly and @ClaudiaWinkle are going to be grooving their way through some of the best ever dance tracks on @BBCRadio2 for 24 hours, the #RNDdanceathon starts at 7pm 👯♀️💃🕺🎶🎶 pic.twitter.com/l3xreLhu9m— Comic Relief: Red Nose Day (@comicrelief) March 11, 2019
How to get involved
They’re taking on the longest ever dance challenge that Red Nose Day has ever attempted…more than 24 hours. To keep their spirits up along the way, they will be joined by a host of celebrity guests and familiar faces and you can take part too. Simply download a Danceathon pack and organise your own event.
“Stop. Having. Fun!”
Watch Tess and Claudia in training. They'll be dancing the longest Danceathon in Red Nose Day history, so they'll need all the training they can get...
WHAT CLAUDIA SAYS
“I’m so excited to be taking on this epic Danceathon challenge with Tess. I know it’s going to be hilarious to watch because we’re pretty bad dancers - I’m not very good at standing, let alone dancing!”
WHAT TESS SAYS
“I am so proud to be supporting Red Nose Day with Claudia, however I’m not sure what either of us were thinking when we agreed to the longest ever Danceathon challenge! We were worn out during our first choreography session so it’s no doubt going to be a tough challenge.”
Last Red Nose Day Polina organised a strictly-themed dance competition at her University, involving people from all different societies. The final show was filled with glitter, cheering, and laughter and raised an incredible £3096.
How your fundraising helps
£20 could provide professional emotional support for a young child in the UK who has witnessed domestic abuse.
It goes without saying
A huge thank you to Greg Whyte, Kimberley Wyatt and AJ O’Neill.