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Pendleton: 'I knew I'd be this year's Ann Widdecombe'

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Handout photo issued by the BBC of Brendan Cole and Victoria Pendleton during the Strictly Come Dancing live show. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday October 13, 2012. See PA story SHOWBIZ Strictly. Photo credit should read: Des Willie/BBC/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

Handout photo issued by the BBC of Brendan Cole and Victoria Pendleton during the Strictly Come Dancing live show. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday October 13, 2012. See PA story SHOWBIZ Strictly. Photo credit should read: Des Willie/BBC/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

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Handout photo issued by the BBC of Brendan Cole and Victoria Pendleton during the Strictly Come Dancing live show. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday October 13, 2012. See PA story SHOWBIZ Strictly. Photo credit should read: Des Willie/BBC/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

Strictly Come Dancing star Victoria Pendleton says her lack of dancing skills made her this year's Ann Widdecombe on the BBC1 show.



The Olympic gold medal-winning cyclist became the latest celebrity to leave Strictly at the weekend.



She and professional dance partner Brendan Cole lost a dance-off against former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan and Natalie Lowe.



Speaking before she was voted out by the judges, Pendleton, 32, told the Radio Times: "I'm so surprised to stay in every week - my dance is always rubbish in comparison to everyone else's."



The former track cyclist, who descended to the dance floor on a bike suspended by wires in a recent live show, added: "I knew I'd become the Ann Widdecombe or Russell Grant of this year when they flew me across Wembley on that bike!"



In 2010, former MP Miss Widdecombe became an unlikely star on the show despite coming bottom of the judges' scores seven weeks in a row.



Last year, astrologer Grant's comic Strictly routine came to an end after he was fired from a cannon before sailing through the air suspended by wires.

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