Olympics star Victoria Pendleton hints at Strictly Come Dancing stint

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Dance with me: Victoria Pendleton has admitted she'd love to be on StrictlyBBC

Olympics star Victoria Pendleton could be getting ready to swap cycling gear for sequins and feathers, if her wish to star on Strictly Come Dancing is granted.

The stunning 31-year-old cyclist was speaking on today’s episode of Lorraine when she admitted she’d be “very interested” in signing up to the celebrity dance show if asked.

"Well, I tell you what, if they do ring me I'd be very interested, I have to say,” the brunette beauty said.

"The idea of being very glamorous, it definitely appeals to me. After wearing Lycra suits and tracksuits for so long and not a lot of make-up I think, yeah, that would be good fun."

As well as giving her a chance to indulge her girly side, Strictly Come Dancing could prove to be a nice segue into a new career for the cyclist, after retiring from her sport.

Admitting the idea of getting a different job following her dedication to cycling is a daunting prospect, Victoria said: "I will have to get a proper job after this. The only other job I have had actually was pulling pints in my local pub in between university, sort of on holidays.

"So I'm going to have to do a lot of work experience I think, probably. Watch this space - maybe we'll find out what I'll do quite soon."

Strictly Come Dancing starts back on TV this autumn, with a whole host of celebrities and their professional dance partners teaming up to compete against one another.

The line-up hasn’t been revealed yet, with stars still believed to be getting signed up for the challenge.

Those tipped for the show this year include former X Factor judge Dannii Minogue, Westlife star Nicky Byrne, broadcaster and comedian Chris Evans, former This Morning host Fern Britton and cricket legend Michael Vaughan.

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