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Dermot O'Leary danced for 24 hours straight for charity and won everyone's hearts

Dermot O’Leary = the soundest man in television. FACT.

HIS WEEKLY MINI-dance routines have charmed X Factor viewers, sure, but for the past 24 hours Dermot O’Leary has been dancing like he’s never danced before.

The broadcaster has just finished off a 24-hour long dance marathon in aid of Comic Relief, raising over £600,000 for charity.

According to The Guardian, the broadcaster agreed to do it when he was “drunk”, but he kept his word – at 7pm last night he began dancing, accompanied by a roster of celebrity guests and tribute acts.

He pulled the Bucks Fizz gals’ skirts off:
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He did a bit of Oops Upside Your Head:
https://vine.co/v/O9gl2rJ5KVE

There was a lot of enthusiastic finger-wagging to Madonna:
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And a very sleepy Charleston with last year’s Strictly Come Dancing winner and fellow TV presenter, Caroline Flack:

Susie Pashafan / YouTube

By around 6.30am, he had danced the equivalent of a marathon PLUS four extra miles. Woah.

Needless to say, everyone who wasn’t in love with him before has been completely won over – thousands of people have been tweeting the #dancingdermot hashtag, sending messages of love and support:

Dermot finished up his marathon on tonight’s Comic Relief show after raising over £643,000 pounds for charity. See how tired he was at the end? He can barely lift his feet, the poor mite:
https://vine.co/v/O9tKmVg670p

Well done, Dermo! Now please, please sit down.

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