Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Victoria Pendleton can't wait to glam up!

Victoria Pendleton (Strictly Come Dancing)

Strictly Come Dancing star Victoria Pendleton has said she can't wait to glam up for the live shows.

Speaking to TV and Satellite magazine, Victoria said that the show was helping to focus her mind after retiring from competitive cycling.

The Olympic gold medalist said: "Retiring after the Olympics was always going to make me feel a bit lost... Having something like this to focus on rather than wondering ‘what do I do now?’ is a great thing.

"I don’t know if I’ll cry at the end of Strictly... Being tearful at the Games was about relief. When you work so hard for something and it finally comes together, you can’t help but get emotional."

Victoria admitted there was less pressure on her in Strictly than the Olympics, and her goal was simply to last a few weeks rather than to try and win.

She went on: "I’m looking forward to getting to dress glamorously... I’m used to wearing a skin suit, tying my hair back and looking sweaty and dishevelled. Brendan’s still going to see that side of me in training."

But Victoria was still a bit competitive, admitting: "I’m annoyed they’ve put another athlete in the contest... Especially since it’s Louis Smith, who can probably dance loads better than I can.

"He’s going to be a very strong contender and has some serious skills. He’ll go further than me in the competition, I think."

The Strictly Come Dancing live show start on October 5.

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