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Dermot O'Leary will dance through toilet trips

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Dermot O'Leary will dance through toilet trips

Dermot O'Leary will dance through trips to the toilet for Comic Relief.

The 'X Factor' presenter is doing a 24-hour dance marathon to raise funds for the charity and has vowed to continue moving even when he goes to relieve himself.

Asked what will happen during toilet breaks, he said: "They'll be quite interesting. I said I Want to carry on moving, no matter what happens.

"I'm going to eat on the go."

Dermot will be joined throughout the day be a string of special guests because he doesn't want to be left alone "like a berk".

He said: "We're having guest DJs on the hour, every hour.

"There will be surprise guests and people coming in to perform a song and dance with me. The idea is that it's like a 24-hour disco.

"I don't want it to be just me dancing like a berk at 3am.

"Cheryl [Fernandez-Versini] is going to come down, and Sam Smith, which will be fantastic. I'm quite looking forward to the surprises."

The 41-year-old presenter admits he has only recently realised what a mammoth task he is undertaking.

He told heat magazine: "It's quite scary. People keep hooking me up with these great choreographers who work on 'The X Factor' and they're all teaching me to dance - but all the dances are quite hard. I'm exhausted.

"And then I think, 'Oh God, how am I going to manage 24 hours?'

"I came up with this idea when I was six hours into a birthday party - I thought, 'I can just carry on dancing'. But that's different to a 24-hour thing."