Strictly Come Dancing 2012 celebrities kick off training!

Victoria Pendleton (Strictly Come Dancing)

After the weekend's launch show it was down to work today for the Strictly Come Dancing 2012 celebrities.

The group have three weeks to get into shape for their first live performance, and it seems there's been mixed outcomes from the pairings.

Strictly pro Erin Boag, partnered with Daybreak's Richard Arnold, seemed to be struggling with the ITV1 presenter!

She tweeted this evening : "Great first training day with @RichardAArnold He is a absolute sweetheart. Just sorting his left foot from his right then we’ll be off!"

She added: "Evening everyone. Very excited to be dancing with @RichardAArnold How much fun are we going to have!"

Meanwhile the competition between the pairings was already kicking off, with Brendan Cole taking a swipe at James Jordan and Denise Van Outen!

He tweeted the pair as they were in training: "You’ll need that extra time for lack of ability from James!"

And it seems that there's already been some minor injuries, with Brendan later popping out to buy partner Victoria Pendleton some plasters!

The Strictly Come Dancing 2012 live shows will start on BBC One on October 5.

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