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Everyone wants to be Dermot O'Leary's backing dancer

Demot O’Leary is well over the halfway mark for his Day of Dance for Comic Relief and he admits his legs are swollen and painful.

But crowds have gathered outside BBC Broadcasting House to cheer him on, and some famous faces have been joining in to help keep his spirits up.

Keep going #dancingdermot !! https://t.co/bGZBbcpQlE #RND15

— Geri Halliwell (@GeriHalliwell) March 13, 2015

 

Spice Girl Geri Halliwell, Celebrity Juice star Keith Lemon and comedian Jack Dee are among the stars who have been dancing with Dermot, along with kids’ TV favourite Rastamouse.

Wow! Just wow! @GeriHalliwell & @lemontwittor #dancingdermot – text DERMOT to 70005 to donate £5 @radioleary pic.twitter.com/MGJ4SmQFo5

— Red Nose Day (@rednoseday) March 13, 2015

 

He has also danced with Strictly 2014 champion Caroline Flack and Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt.

Dermot O'Leary (James Flood/Comic Relief)

Dermot O’Leary (James Flood/Comic Relief)

 

Dermot began his 24-hour dance marathon live on The One Show with Alex Jones and Matt Baker on Thursday evening and will finish live on BBC One on the Red Nose Day night of television at The London Palladium.

"Say oops upside your head, say…" A welcome sit down for our boy #DancingDermot https://t.co/46ABBMFbqv

— BBC Radio 2 (@BBCRadio2) March 12, 2015

 

Money raised will help give street children in Kenya a brighter future and also help people living incredibly tough lives in the UK and across Africa.

You can sponsor him at rednoseday.com/Dermot or by texting DERMOT to 70005.

It's all about the #Bhangra #dancingdermot @bbcasiannetwork @BBCRedButton text DERMOT to 70005 to donate £5 pic.twitter.com/nheZG0TTMb

— Red Nose Day (@rednoseday) March 13, 2015

 

DANCE WITH ME #rastamouse @Rastamouse_irie – text DERMOT to 70005 to donate £5 #dancingdermot t&cs apply pic.twitter.com/tTpkRnS1fP

— Red Nose Day (@rednoseday) March 13, 2015

 

Before he began, the 41-year-old TV presenter revealed: “I rang mum today, because I thought she was in Ireland, and when I put the phone down I thought – ‘That was quite rude’.

“She said, ‘Well you know, you’re not the best dancer, but we’re still all behind you. You were never gifted with it.’ That was about three hours before I came here, that’s a great team talk!”

Quick loo break and a stretch – but still dancing!! @radioleary @rednoseday @BBCRadio2 #dancingdermot pic.twitter.com/LCWNEfw6yl

— Dee Koppang O'Leary (@deekoppang) March 13, 2015

 

.@TheRealJackDee dancing with a giant red nose – it can only be #dancingdermot watch live @BBCRedButton pic.twitter.com/J1H5yonwEg

— Red Nose Day (@rednoseday) March 13, 2015

 

Bit of TLC from Mrs O @deekoppang to help #dancingdermot push on through the wee smalls pic.twitter.com/GoSiZdleIf

— Red Nose Day (@rednoseday) March 13, 2015

 

Can you move like Dermot? Show us your moves… #dancingdermot https://t.co/Ky4OoeUNIJ

— BBC Radio 2 (@BBCRadio2) March 12, 2015

 

Keeeep dancing? You betcha ass. #dancingdermot pic.twitter.com/hn7cqXMeZL

— Red Nose Day (@rednoseday) March 12, 2015