Victoria Pendleton slams Brendan Cole

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 4 December 2012
Victoria and Brendan

Victoria Pendleton and Brendan Cole

Victoria Pendleton has hit out at Brendan Cole, describing her 'Strictly Come Dancing' partner as being "really hard work" and having "such a chip on his shoulder"

Victoria Pendleton has slammed her 'Strictly Come Dancing' partner Brendan Cole.

The Olympic cycling gold medallist was eliminated from the BBC One show last month, and has since hit out at her dance partner, accusing him of having a "chip on his shoulder".

Victoria told the Sunday Telegraph newspaper: "Brendan is really hard work, I'm telling you. He's like a child that needs all the attention on him. He'd be sliding across the dance floor on his knees and I'd be like, 'Wow. Seriously, mate?'

"The dancers are the real stars of the show, but he's got such a chip on his shoulder about it. It got to the point where I was putting all this effort in, but I didn't feel any serious kind of connection.

"It was fun, but I got to the point where I'd be on stage and I just thought 'I want to go home.' "

It's a big change of tune for the 32-year-old brunette, who praised Brendan when she reflected on her time on 'Strictly Come Dancing' soon after her departure.

She previously said: "It's been so much fun; I have loved every second of it. It pushed me totally out of my comfort zone which I think you really need to do in life.

"Brendan has been fantastic, the people behind the scenes here - the hair, make up, I love the costumes. It's been a fantastic experience."

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