Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Victoria Pendleton 'in tears in training'

Victoria Pendleton (Strictly Come Dancing)

Strictly Come Dancing star Victoria Pendleton has reportedly been left in tears after Brendan Cole's tough training sessions.

We reported yesterday that Victoria Pendleton on Strictly Come Dancing was training 30 hours every week, despite bosses only asking the stars to put in 12 hours.

And it seems that Victoria's professional partner Brendan is just as ambitious as she is, working the Olympic cyclist hard in a bit to wow the judges on the first live show next week.

The Daily Mail report today that the intense training sessions however have seen the London 2012 champion reduced to tears.

A insider told the newspaper: "Brendan has been pushing Victoria to the limit. Her body is in a delicate condition so soon after the Olympics. She has not been able to help crying at least twice.

"Their rivals are aware of what’s going on and are trying to support her."

And unfortunately for Victoria, she's having to struggle through training with an injury to her back from her Olympic training earlier this year.

The supposed insider continued: "Having a bad back can make hours and hours of dance training excruciating

"Victoria’s desperate to perform well but she doesn’t want to do herself any long-term damage. Brendan is pretty uncompromising because he knows this is his best chance of winning again."

Strictly Come Dancing 2012 begins next week on BBC One.

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