Latest London news, sport & entertainment

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 11°C

Five-day forecast

Victoria Pendleton to enlist Strictly partner for her wedding dance

Victoria Pendleton was knocked out of the show. File picture: Ian West/PA Wire Victoria Pendleton was knocked out of the show. File picture: Ian West/PA Wire

Tuesday, November 6, 2012
6:30 AM

Strictly Come Dancing contestant Victoria Pendleton is planning to mix the personal with the professional for her upcoming wedding.

To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.

And it looks like Brendan Cole is invited. File picture: Ian West/PA WireAnd it looks like Brendan Cole is invited. File picture: Ian West/PA Wire

The Olympic cyclist will enlist her on-screen partner Brendan Cole to help with her first dance, and has already started giving fiance Scott Gardner some dance steps.

Speaking to the latest edition of the Radio Times, she said that she enjoyed wearing a wedding dress to perform a tango to White Wedding on the BBC One show.

Pendleton, who ranked near the bottom of the Strictly leaderboard last weekend, added: “The good news is that I won’t make a complete fool of myself during my first dance on our wedding day.

“I’ve tried to teach Scott a few of the steps in our kitchen, but I think it would be lovely to do a proper waltz, so I will definitely be enlisting Brendan’s help with the choreography.

“I never imagined my wedding day when I was a little girl, so when I started organising it for real I didn’t know what I wanted.

“What I do know is that I don’t want anything too fancy - absolutely no over-the-top dresses or carriages or 50 bridesmaids. I want a simple, elegant do.”

She joked of her wedding dress: “The one thing I will tell you is that it won’t have any chiffon wings. I don’t want to accidentally strangle Scott during our first dance.”

Share this article

submit to reddit submit to Fark

Latest tv news & reviews

0 comments

LDN24 Promotions

Always wanted to create your own beer? Perfect Pint are giving you the chance.

WIN beer with Beer BingoTM

When no simple way to find Real Ale was at hand, 4 Ale enthusiasts got together to allow anyone with a smart phone to find Real Ale no matter where they happened to be, this was the birth of the Perfect Pint app.

Read full story »

The Week subscription offer

The Week magazine special offer

London24 have partnered up with The Week magazine to offer you a complimentary issue – delivered free to your door.

Read full story »

Bird Box, the debut novel penned by Josh Malerman, frontman of Detroit based rock band The High Strung

DON’T OPEN YOUR EYES

London24 has teamed up with HarperCollins to offer a free Amazon Kindle taster of Bird Box, the debut novel penned by Josh Malerman, frontman of Detroit based rock band The High Strung.

Read full story »

Things to do