Radio 2’s Sara Cox has announced that she’ll be dancing non-stop to 80s music at Wogan House to raise money for Comic Relief next month.
She’ll be just outside the Radio 2 studios for 24-hours from 9.30am on Monday 20th March, making live appearances on all the station’s shows night and day. Her ‘Danceathon’ will be broadcast on the Radio 2 website and also on the Red Button via digital TV.
She told listeners on the breakfast show this morning: “As the host of Radio 2’s Sounds of the 80s programme you know just how much I love that 80s music. Although after this I don’t know if I will love it!
“This Red Nose Day I have pledged to carry out an epic challenge that will see me dance non-stop to 80s classics for a hip-shaking 24 hours. I’m excited, I’m terrified, I’m scared of letting everybody down. I’ve got to keep dancing for 24 hours – I’ve got no option. It’s my Sounds of the 80s Red Nose Danceathon. I’m going to be here at Radio 2, popping into all the different shows for the 24 hours.”
Three years ago, colleague Jo Whiley did something similar for Sport Relief when she was on a treadmill for 24 hours in a glass box outside New Broadcasting House.
Sara said: “I like dancing if I’m at a party and I’ve had a little glass of Prosecco, but actually dancing for 24 hours and people being able to watch me…! It’ll be on the Radio 2 website. It’s also going to be on the Red Button. The music that you hear on Radio 2 you’ll also see the videos on the Red Button and you’ll see me in the corner in a little mini screen, dancing away. It’s going to be huge fun, it’s going to be hard but I know with your help I’ll be able to do it.”