Sophie Ellis-Bextor will attempt to dance for 24 hours straight in a Kitchen Disco Danceathon for this year's BBC Radio 2 Children in Need Challenge.

It launches at 9:25am on Tuesday November 16, finishing at the same time the following day on Wednesday November 17.

During the first lockdown for the coronavirus pandemic the singer streamed a number of online Kitchen Disco sessions which became popular, and this danceathon will essentially be a continuation of that.

The 42-year old spoke on the challenge, saying: “I love to dance, I love to ‘Kitchen Disco’, but can I keep going for a whole 24 hours? I’m sure I can for BBC Children In Need... with the support of Radio 2’s fantastic listeners!”.

Helen Thomas, Head of BBC Radio 2, said: “Sophie’s Kitchen Disco has uplifted everyone and spread so much joy over these past 18 months, so what better way to keep the nation entertained than with an extended Kitchen Disco Danceathon for BBC Children In Need 2021.

"I’m so proud of Radio 2’s ongoing partnership with the charity, which has raised over £50.2 million across the past 10 years.”

During the danceathon, Sophie won’t be alone as she’ll be joined in person and via videolink by a host of celebrity guests - including Radio 2 presenters - throughout the 24 hours.

How to watch Sophie Ellis-Bextor's 24-hour danceathon?

There will be regular updates on Radio 2 throughout the day and viewers can watch it live on the Red Button and BBC iPlayer across the 24 hours.

Audiences can give via text, send their own messages of support to Sophie and donate online through this website.

The money raised will go towards supporting children and young people across the UK facing a range of disadvantages.