Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Victoria Pendleton hates tortuous dance off!

Victoria Pendleton (Strictly Come Dancing)

Strictly Come Dancing 2012 star Victoria Pendleton has admitted she finds the dance off tortuous.

The double London 2012 gold medalist revealed this week that waiting to find out her fate makes he feel vulnerable, and she hates not knowing if she'll still be in the show next weekend!

"If the results on a Sunday night really are announced in no particular order, why have they never announced my name first?" Victoria says her in Radio Times column this week. "Under that spotlight those few minutes feel like a lifetime.

"It’s so hard performing week in and week out not knowing what people’s opinion of you really is."

Victoria continued: "As a dancer you just don’t know how many people are voting for you – whether you have 'the public’s support and are coasting through each week or if you are scraping through with only a few votes more than the people in the dance-off."

The pro cyclist conceded that she's always struggled with uncertainty.

"I’ve only just come to the end of a four-year plan that dominated my life – that I’m not good with uncertainty," she told the magazine. "Not knowing what I’m doing next week is very unnerving."

However it's not all doom and gloom, with Victoria saying she's more than happy to swap her lycra suits for glitzy ballgowns.

"I love dressing up and trying on clothes," she said. "Before the show started we had an amazing day where we went into the costume designers’ studio and looked through racks of dresses from previous contestants."

This week [cat c="strictly come dancing"]Strictly Come Dancing 2012[/cat] hosts a Wembley extravaganza on Saturday 17th November at 6.30pm with the results show on Sunday 11th November at 7.25pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

The Wembley special will also feature performances from Girls Aloud and Kylie Minogue.

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