Strictly Come Dancing star Joanne Clifton has completed an impressive 24 hour live jive and smashed her target to raise funds for the NHS.

The professional dancer, 36, was cheered on by around 1,000 supportive fans who live-streamed the intense dance from midday Sunday through to Monday.

And as a result of her incredible actions, the Strictly Come Dancing 2016 winner raised a staggering £13,000 for frontline NHS staff - which was way over her initial target of £500.

She was also dubbed a "hero" by her seriously impressed fans.

After completing her epic dance routine over Facebook and Instagram, Joanne wrote: "Crying again. I can't thank you enough...People have such good hearts."

Joanne has raised over £13,000 for the NHS

TV presenter Stacey Dooley, who won the show in 2018, commented: "GO ON JO!!!!!!"

While professional dancer Nick Jones wrote: "That is incredible."

Fellow Strictly star Katya Jones added: "This woman. She wouldn't stop until the song finished even when she hit 24h of non-stop jiving. Over £12,000 raised for the NHS."

Joanne's fans were thrilled by the mind-blowing routine, with one commenting: "Well done lovely!! You did amazing. I was watching the whole time."

She was dubbed a 'hero' by her impressed fans
Joanne smashed her target and blew her co-stars away

Another praised: "That's so amazing!! You worked so unbelievably hard for every single one of those donations!! You're the best!!"

One dedicated viewer penned: "You are truly a hero. Me and Olivia loved watching you and donated."

"Big massive well done xxx," another added.

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Joanne, who is pro-dancer Kevin Clifton's sister, joined Strictly in 2014.

She has since battled against her older brother, 37, for the Glitterball trophy.

The dancing star has previously won the World Ballroom Showdance Championship in 2013.

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