Donegal money sent to England to back Daniel on Strictly phone voting!

Daniel O'DonnellDaniel O'Donnell has thanked fans who have sent money over from Donegal to family in England so they can vote for him on Strictly Come Dancing.

Daniel will perform live for the first time on the hugely popular programme either this Friday or Saturday.

The bookies have shortened the odds on the Donegal crooner winning the competition with his professional dance partner Kristina Rihanoff.

Daniel told Highland Radio of his sleepless night as the nerves build ahead of his first performance.

People in the Republic can't cast phone votes in his support but as Daniel outlined earlier, some are going to extreme measures: