SARA Cox has donned her leg warmers and leotard for a good cause this morning.

Kicking off at 9.30am, the Bolton-born DJ has started her Sound of the 80s Danceathon to the music of Wham! and Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go as part of Red Nose Day fundraising.

Her training was helped by some of Bolton's best - fuelling herself up on Carrs Pasties.

The former Smithills School and Canon Slade Sixth Form pupil is taking to the dancefloor for 24 hours as she busts some moves to the biggest hits of the era.

The endurance event is raising money for Comic Relief and Sara has been training in the run-up – perfecting her moonwalk and running man - admitting that dancing is not her ‘strong point’!

Speaking to Ken Bruce after the first few minutes of the challenge on his Radio 2 show this morning, she joked: “I feel quite tired, out of breath!

“We have a lovely choreographer who’s been doing bits of dancing so I can copy a bit.

Oh my gosh, this time tomorrow we will be finishing.

“I’m going to be moving the whole time and try to do some proper 80s dancing with my proper dancers here. They are so young!

“It is 24 hours. I’m going to bust some proper moves and do it all for Comic Relief of course because the work they do is incredible and I would love the Radio 2 listeners to support because I love them all!”

Viewers can catch her in action on the BBC Red Button, iPlayer and on the Radio 2 website.

Click here for the live stream.