The chance to see TV and Radio presenter Fearne Cotton in a swimsuit led to the BBC Radio 1 website crashing earlier this morning.

Users logged on to the Chris Moyle’s Radio 1 show page only to be greeted by an error page saying the site was experiencing abnormal traffic. They had been prompted to log on after it was announced that Cotton would strip to a swimsuit between 10.10am and 10.30am as part of Moyle’s fundraising efforts for Comic Relief.

This morning at 8.30am Moyles and Dave Vitty broke the world record for ‘Radio DJ Endurance Marathon (Team)’ after staying on air for more than 50 hours. They then decided to stay on air for a further two hours until 10.30 setting a new record of 52 hours.

Moyles said: "It's brilliant. It's great that we've broken the record. They've even given us a certificate. It's great that we've done it and, more importantly, that we've raised so much money."

Moyles has raised over £2million for Comic Relief which culiminates tonight on BBC1 from 7pm.

As the show ended its Twitter feed said: "From Chris, Dave, the team and everyone at @BBCR1, we thank you for joining and supporting us over an amazing 52 hrs."