Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Victoria Pendleton training 30 hours a week!

Victoria Pendleton (Strictly Come Dancing)

Strictly Come Dancing star Victoria Pendleton is certainly taking the show serious, putting in 30 hours a week into training.

Unfortunately for the other stars, who have to split their time between rehearsals and work commitments, retired Victoria is putting her all into the show.

According to the Daily Mail, Olympic gold medallist Victoria Pendleton has been putting in extra hours of training ahead of the first live show next weekend.

A source told the newspaper: "Most contestants are advised to do a minimum of 12 hours a week, but Victoria has done 30 hours in a week."

It's sure to worry the other contestants, many of whom are already struggling and aching after training just a few hours a day!

Competitive Victoria admitted yesterday that she was annoyed that bosses had put another athlete on the show.

She said: “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.

Browse pictures of the [cat c="strictly come dancing"]Strictly Come Dancing 2012[/cat] celebs and their professional dancers below!

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