Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Rebecca Adlington rules out show

Strictly Come Dancing 2012

Olympic star Rebecca Adlington has denied rumours she's set to join the Strictly Come Dancing 2012 line up.

Becky, who won a bronze medal in the pool at London 2012 earlier this summer, was linked to the new series recently.

It's been said that BBC bosses are keen to get Olympians onto the dance floor when the show kicks off on BBC One next month.

But writing on Twitter, Becky confirmed: "As much as I love Strictly Come Dancing I won't be doing it this year...due to the charity bike ride I'm doing."

And it's some bikeride that Becky has set herself up for.

She'll join fellow swimmers Joanne Jackson, Ross Davenport and Mel Marshall in a 450 kilometre cycle across Zambia in October, raising cash for Sport in Action, a charity that aims to inspire change in poor communities through sport.

The group hope to raise £50,000 through their ride, and you can donate by visiting

A number of other Olympic champs, including cyclist Victoria Pendleton and gymnast Beth Tweddle, are also rumoured to be amongst this year’s stars.

[cat]Strictly Come Dancing[/cat] starts on September 15 on BBC One.

> Strictly Come Dancing 2012 line up: The latest rumours!

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