Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Victoria Pendleton gets 'mental support' from Brendan Cole

Victoria Pendleton (Strictly Come Dancing)

Strictly Come Dancing pro Brendan Cole has revealed he's having to give celebrity partner Victoria Pendleton 'mental support' on the show.

Victoria has struggled with the dances so far, and was bottom of the leaderboard last weekend.

Bookies now make the Olympic star the favourite to leave this weekend, and the pressure is showing on Victoria in training.

This weekend the London 2012 gold medalist will be dancing the Salsa to Candy by Robbie Williams with Brendan.

Asked if he has had to mentally support Victoria, Brendan told the Daily Star Sunday today: “I probably do more of that than I teach.

“It’s a hell of a thing. These guys put themselves under a lot of stress and pressure to get one dance right every week and it’s not so much doing it in front of the audience, you want to do it right for yourself.”

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Strictly Come Dancing 2012 continues tonight, Saturday, 24th November at 18:30 with the latest Strictly results show on Sunday 25th November at 1925 on BBC One and BBC One HD.

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