Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Victoria Pendleton's won't cry again!

Victoria Pendleton (Strictly Come Dancing)

Strictly Come Dancing star Victoria Pendleton will get tougher as the show goes on, her fiance has said.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror, Scott Gardner, Vicky's former coach, said he was proud of the Olympian's efforts on the show.

But he admitted after Victoria was in tears during the first live show: “It’s frustrating because people only see the snapshots and think she is emotional.

“But they’ll soon see the real Vicky and how light-hearted she is. When it comes to putting in a performance, she is exceptionally hard on herself.”

Victoria managed to improve on her first live show performance on Saturday night with a foxtrot, after she forgot her routine to her cha cha cha last weekend.

Scott said: “When I see her starting to well up, I think, ‘Come on, Vic, please don’t cry again, it’s not you’ but she felt she had let herself down.

“Her poor feet are suffering. They are sore because for the last 10 years she’s hardly walked anywhere. She was either on the bike or resting her muscles. Now it’s eight hours a day dancing around the room in high heels.”

Strictly Come Dancing 2012 continues this weekend with the third live show. Johnny Ball became the first celeb to be eliminated last Sunday, and this Sunday will see another star get the axe!

Sir Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly will be back to present a Hollywood-themed episode of the dance contest.

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