Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Victoria Pendleton struggles with the Cha Cha Cha!

Victoria Pendleton (Strictly Come Dancing)

Strictly Come Dancing star Victoria Pendleton has admitted that turning her talents from cycling to dancing is proving to be a big challenge.

Despite arguably being the fitness celeb going into the competition, Victoria has said that her gold medals in cycling mean nothing in the ballroom world!

The London 2012 champ is busy preparing for her first live show on Friday, but confessed training could be going better with just a few days left to go before dancing in front of millions.

“I’m not a natural dancer,” she tells the Radio Times this week.

Victoria explains: "I’ve spent most of my life being sturdy, strong and stiff on my bike and now I’m trying to be flexible, fluid and graceful on my feet.

“We have accepted that I just don’t move naturally so Brendan tells me exactly where every single part of my body needs to be for every step.”

The Strictly Come Dancing 2012 live shows start on October 5 on BBC One.

Watch Victoria in training below...

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