Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Competitive Victoria Pendleton going for gold

Victoria Pendleton (Strictly Come Dancing)

Competitive Strictly Come Dancing 2012 contestant Victoria Pendleton has said she's aiming to win the show this year.

The Olympic medalist arrived on the red carpet at BBC TV Centre last night with her gold and silver medals, declaring she was on go all the way!

"I'm so excited. I'm really looking forward to it, even the training," Victoria explained. "There are no expectations so I'm just going to give it my best shot and see how far I go.

"I haven't had any dance experience so I'm not expecting to get too far ahead."

As well as facing stiff competition in the form of Girls Aloud star Kimberley Walsh and West End performer Denise Van Outen, Victoria will also be going against fellow Team GB athlete Louis Smith.

The Gymnast, who won Britain's first medal in the team gymnastics in London this year for over 100 years, said: "After the Olympics I had a bit of down time but to come out for this, what a year."

There's no doubting Louis' fitness, but he insisted it wouldn't necessarily help him on the dance floor.

"It's going to be a massive challenge, it's tough," he said. "I've already been training for a couple of days and I ache in places I don't usually ache and I train six days a week for gymnastics."

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