Emotional Gethin Jones wipes away tears as he raises over £1million for Comic Relief in 24-hour danceathon
Gethin Jones is a Welsh TV presenter who took part in Strictly Come Dancing 16 years ago.
And on Friday, an emotional Gethin, 45, wiped away tears when told he had raised over £1million for Comic Relief through his 24-hour danceathon.
The BBC Morning Live host strutted his way through the night – while wearing various costumes, including as Pixar’s Mr. Incredible – in a bid to raise funds, which continue to climb.
Gethin was joined on the daytime show by his co-stars Kimberley Walsh and Helen Skelton live for the final countdown to complete his charity danceathon.
Golden confetti rained down on them after the ticker ended, and he told viewers, “This celebration sums it all up. All of the posts overnight have been phenomenal.
Emotional: An emotional Gethin Jones, 45, wiped away tears on Friday as he was told he had raised over £1million for Comic Relief through his 24-hour danceathon
Celebrations: Golden confetti rained down on the TV host and his colleagues after the ticker on BBC Morning Live ended
Incredulity! “I can’t believe what we collected for Comic Relief!” admitted daytime tv star
“I can’t believe what we collected for Comic Relief!” admitted the veteran TV host.
Choking, Gethin began to cry, gushing out, “This is going to change lives. It will save lives. I’ve always said it, I’m so proud.
The Cardiff-born presenter – who has just been announced as an ambassador for GO Outdoors – was surrounded by colleagues who cheered on his impressive achievement.
Gethin then collapsed on the floor after completing his physically grueling 24-hour danceathon.
Prior to his TV fundraiser, he told Metro: “As a child, I used to walk the streets for Children In Need and raise money for Comic Relief at school, so being asked to do one of their big challenges is a real privilege.
“Dancing is fun, but being awake for 24 hours is a challenge. Moving for 24 hours… back, ankle injuries, all those things could come back to it. So it’s going to become a bit of a mental challenge.
“I train pretty hard, I do a variety of things. I’m actually training for a little physical challenge at the end of April, which is a lot of core strength.
“There’s a lot of sledding and burpees, pushing and pulling things and running, and stuff like that. So in terms of physical fitness, I’m pretty good! »
Amusing! The BBC Morning Live host strutted his way through the night – while wearing various costumes, including as Pixar’s Mr. Incredible – in a bid to raise funds, which continue to climb
Exhausted: Gethin collapsed on the ground after completing his 24-hour danceathon
Non-stop: Gethin was allowed to quickly change every hour during his intense challenge
Gethin is a highly regarded TV presenter, best known for his work on BBC Morning Live, The One Show, Strictly’s It Takes Two and Blue Peter.
He participated in Strictly Come Dancing with his professional partner Camilla Dallerup, in 2007,