The Olympic gold medalist is said to have asked dance partner Brendan Cole to go 'easy' with her in a bid to make sure she doesn't hurt herself.
The cycling champion has suffered from inflammation in her spinal joints as a result of her competing in the London 2012 games earlier this year, and worries about pushing herself too hard.
A show insider told The Sun newspaper today: “Victoria is a very driven competitor but she also has to be careful. She doesn’t want to do herself any more damage.
“After they were paired, she sat Brendan down and told him about her back problems. He promised to take them into consideration. But going easy on her doesn’t worry him because he knows she demands so much of herself.”
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