Strictly Come Dancing: Victoria Pendleton Reveals How Her Body Has Changed 'Daily' Since Rehearsals Began

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Strictly Come Dancing has brought change upon its contestants, and the competition is only in its very early stages.

Olympic cycling champion Victoria Pendleton has told the Mirror how her body has been changing "daily" due to the demanding rehearsal routine she's been sharing with demanding partner Brendan Cole.

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Victoria Pendleton is feeling it

She says: "I spent my whole life trying to get bigger, musclier thighs and now they're just disappearing in front of my very eyes daily.

"It's going to take a bit of time to get used to. They don't look like my legs anymore."

Pendleton, known for her competitive spirit which she shares with her dancing partner Cole, also revealed that she wouldn't mind losing the competition, even falling flat on her face, because she's only been dancing for a fortnight - so it doesn't have the same grip on her that cycling had. Read more here...

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Victoria says she doesn't mind losing - what will Brendan say?

Among the other titbits to emerge from rehearsal time ahead of the competition's big kick-off on Friday evening, it seems Jerry Hall does not have the vote of at least one of the judges, with Craig Revel Horwood revealing his opinion of her. Read more here...

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Meanwhile, Johnny Ball is having to get used to a brand new partner - already - with Iveta Lukosiute having to replace Aliona Vilani, after the latter fractured her lower leg in rehearsal. She is hoping to be back in time to take Johnny through to the latter stages of the competition. Read more here...

Strictly kicks off proper on Friday 5 October, 9pm, BBC1. Who gets your early vote?

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