Claudia Winkleman Is Hosting A Danceathon

05/02/2015 12:56 | Updated 20 May 2015

Who better to host Comic Relief's first ever danceathon than Strictly Come Dancing presenter Claudia Winkleman?

Claudia Winkleman

The 43-year-old television star is fronting the fundraising event at London's Wembley Arena on Sunday 8 March, where 2,000 people will be sponsored to dance for six hours without a break in front of dance instructors Arlene Phillips and Adam Garcia.

It's not just for fans of ballroom, though. According to the charity's website, the dances will change every 30 minutes and include styles from "Musical Theatre to Michael Jackson and 70s Disco to 90s Rave."

Claudia Winkleman, Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly

Claudia will be joined by her celebrity friends Davina McCall, Zoe Ball and Jo Wiley plus TV presenter Kirstie Allsopp, DJs Gemma Cairney, Edith Bowman and Sara Cox, paralympic medallist Ade Adepitan and wildlife presenter Steve Backshall.

There's only one problem. Claudia can't dance.

"It will be embarrassing and awful because I am a chronically bad dancer, but yeah, I'll definitely be doing my famous 'going under water' move which is pretty repellent," she told the Express.

"I am preparing to keep the crowds' energy up during the Comic Relief Danceathon just by supporting them, looking after them, doing anything I can, being ridiculous, showing them my terrible dance moves, but everybody will be raising a fortune."

Fancy joining in? Find out more details about the Comic Relief event at

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