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Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman train hard ahead of 24-hour danceathon for Comic Relief

Putting in work: Daly and Winkleman, led by Kimberley Wyatt, in training as they prepare to take on the longest ever danceathelon for Comic Relief

STRICTLY Come Dancing presenters Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman enlisted Pussycat Dolls star Kimberly Wyatt as they trained for their 24-hour dance challenge for Comic Relief.

The Strictly presenters were put through their paces at a gym for their marathon challenge which will see the duo strut their stuff for 24 hours.

The danceathon will kick off on Monday March 11 at 7.15pm and is being billed as the longest event of its kind in Red Nose Day history.

Mind over matter: Winkleman and Daly will dance non-stop for over 24 hours PICTURES: PA

Daly said that she and her co-star will ‘practise what we preach’ on Strictly by taking part in the task.

She added: ‘I’m so proud to lend my support for this year’s Red Nose Day. Attempting the longest ever danceathon for Comic Relief will be a real challenge but knowing that all the money raised will help change the lives of people who really need it most will make it incredibly special.

‘We may not be the greatest dancers, but we host a dancing show and it’s time to practise what we preach.’

Winkleman added: ‘Tess and I will be thrown in the deep end with the danceathon, especially as we’ll attempt to go over the 24-hour mark.

‘We hope the public dig deep and support us to get through this challenge.’.

Red Nose Day takes place on March 15.