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By Team Claudia and Tess

All times stated are UK

  1. Congratulations Claudia and Tess!

    They've done it! 24 hours and 5 minutes, the Longest Ever Danceathon for Comic Relief is complete and the dancing has now stopped.

    They started their dancing to Beyonce's Crazy In Love and finished by dancing to her old group Destiny Child's Survivor, alongside The One Show's Alex Jones.

    Radio 2's Jo Whiley also revealed the latest total for money raised stands at £782,686

    Don't forget there's still time to donate to Comic Relief and show your support for Claudia and Tess's achievement - all the details can be found in the previous post.

    Thanks to everyone who's made a donation so far, to all our special guests and presenters, and to Claudia and Tess for completing the Longest Ever Danceathon!

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  2. Jo Whiley takes over for the climax of Claudia and Tess's Danceathon

    The last 24 hours have flown by, and Claudia and Tess are now just minutes away from completing their epic challenge. Don't forget there's still time support them with a donation - all the details are below:

    Donate now

    You can also donate online - find all the details on our Danceathon page here

  3. Claudia and Tess have now been dancing for 23.5 hours

    Just over half-an-hour to go until they have completed the Longest Ever Danceathon for Comic Relief!

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  4. Sara has a new total: £719,150

    It's all getting very emotional now. Claudia and Tess are so thankful to everyone who has donated.

    Just under an hour until they complete their Danceathon!

  5. Sara has a new total: £671,310

    Thanks so much to everyone who's donated - Claudia and Tess will be dancing for just over another hour, here are the details of how to donate

    Donate now

    You can also donate online - find all the details on our Danceathon page here

  6. Here are some more messages of support for Claudia and Tess as they near the end of their epic Danceathon!

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  7. Up now, Sara Cox

    Sara's no stranger to Danceathons having completed her own 24 hour 80s-themed challenge back in 2017, so is in an ideal position to help guide Claudia and Tess ever closer to the finising line.

    Sara Cox during her Sounds of the 80s Danceathon in 2017
    Image caption: Sara Cox during her Sounds of the 80s Danceathon in 2017
  8. You did it! Total for the end of Steve's show is £517,660

    Steve Wright

    Presenter, BBC Radio 2

    Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you everybody!

    That is truly amazing, congratulations everybody and thank you so much for your generosity, that's great.

    Tess and Claudia are in tears. We're all a bit emotional. But that's not all, we want more!

  9. The end is in sight 👀

    Claudia and Tess have been dancing for well over 20 hours now.

    The Radio 2 listeners have been really generous, not just with their donations, but also with the amazing messages of support.

    Every message is a little boost for the Strictly duo, and with the finish line is firmly in sight never has it been more important.

    Tweet BBC Radio 2 using the hashtag #RNDdanceathon

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  10. Star pics

    Here are just a few of the special guests who've joined in the dancing with Claudia and Tess over the last few hours...

    Tess's mum, aka the journalist and author Eve Pollard
    Image caption: Claudia's mum, aka the journalist and author Eve Pollard
    Ed Balls and Strictly dance partner Katya Jones reunited
    Image caption: Ed Balls and Strictly dance partner Katya Jones reunited
    Jon Snow of Channel 4 News fame
    Image caption: Jon Snow of Channel 4 News fame
    Singer Cassidy Janson
    Image caption: Singer Cassidy Janson
    Celebrity Apprentice duo Kelly Hoppen and Rylan Clark-Neal
    Image caption: Celebrity Apprentice duo Kelly Hoppen and Rylan Clark-Neal
  11. Steve has a new total: £416,838

    Claudia Winkleman

    Dancer

    I'm not even sure if this is all real! Can we say a massive thank you to everyone who has given money and everyone who has come here to perform because it's absolutely phenomenal. Radio 2 listeners have been so generous.

  12. Now over 20 hours in...

    Here are a few of Claudia and Tess's highlights so far...

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    Video caption: Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman are dancing for over 24 hours for Comic Relief

    The Strictly Come Dancing presenters are battling exhaustion during their 24-hour Comic Relief danceathon.

  13. Steve has a new total: £375,516

    Thanks for all your donations so far! Coming up in the rest of Steve's show - Six the Musical, Rock Choir, Sophie Thompson and of course lots more dancing...

  14. Who won Jeremy and Rylan's dance-off?

    One of the many highlights so far, Radio 2 presenters Jeremy Vine and Rylan Clark-Neal take centre stage for their own dance-off... Could this be practice for a future Danceathon?

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