Strictly Come Dancing: Victoria Pendleton struggling with training

Victoria Pendleton (Strictly Come Dancing)

Despite being one of the fittest stars on Strictly Come Dancing this year, Victoria Pendleton has admitted she's been struggling in training.

Tweeting from rehearsals yesterday with her professional partner Brendan Cole, Victoria admitted: "Day 2 feet are so sore! no coordination and struggling to stand on tiptoes for more than a few sec!"

However she added: "But LOVING it! thanks @TheBrendan_Cole"

Despite being fit enough to win a number of gold medals in various Olympic games, including London 2012 earlier this year, Victoria insisted she didn't really have any advantage over her rivals.

She said: "I don't know if my leg muscles will help for dancing, to be honest. I think I'm fit enough to deal with the training - the choreography will be the hard part."

Victoria, who retired from professional cycling in order to compete in Strictly, admitted: "I actually woke up last night trying t remember my steps!

"And standing up straight is a challenge when all you want to do is watch you're feet. I'll be happier when I've got routine back in my life, so I'm looking forward to this new challenge."

The [cat]Strictly Come Dancing[/cat] live shows start on October 5 on BBC One.

Browse pictures of the Strictly stars and their professional partners in training below...

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