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Pendleton: Strictly 'definitely appeals to me'

Victoria Pendleton won gold and silver medals at London 2012. Credit: PA

Gold medallist Victoria Pendleton has said she would love to swap skinsuits for sequins and have a spin around the floor on Strictly Come Dancing.

The Olympic track cycling star said she is looking for some glamour as she turns her back on the velodrome and would be "very interested" in taking part in the BBC1 show.

Pendleton, 31, told ITV1's Lorraine show:

"If they do ring me I'd be very interested, I have to say," she 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."



Trott's promise to sister

Laura Trott has revealed that she promised to buy her sister Emma a car if she won two golds at the Games.

Giggling, Trott told BBC Breakfast: "I hope she's got a budget, there'll be no Ferraris, I'm telling you."

Talking about the future as she appeared on the sofa with six-time Olympic champion Sir Chris Hoy, Trott joked: "I could beat him, eh?"

Sir Chris Hoy eyes Commonwealth Games swansong

Sir Chris Hoy has told Daybreak he is hoping for a "dream end" to his career at the Commonweath Games in Glasgow in 2014.

Double gold medallist Laura Trott, 20, also told the show how she is lucky to be alive after she was born a month prematurely suffering from a collapsed lung, leading to six weeks in intensive care.

Team GB cycling chief's most memorable performance of the Games

The moment Jess Varnish and Victoria Pendleton sped to a team sprint world record, only to face the heartache of being disqualified, was the most memorable performance of the Games for Team GB cycling chief Dave Brailsford.

He described that ride as "dynamite", adding

"For them to be the first riders on the track. They got disqualified and it is really, really sad for Jess.

"She should take an enormous amount of pride that she got up on this track and was the first British rider with Vicky and they delivered a world record - that just set everybody up.

"That is the very thing that I will remember."

Sir Chris Hoy on his Keirin win: 'It was the greatest experience of my whole career'

Sir Chris Hoy has spoken to ITV News about his triumph in the Men's Keirin Final on Tuesday.

He said he had been "blown away" by the whole day and it was "the greatest experience of my whole career".

He added: "This is what you train for, and aspire to achieve but when you actually do it is very hard to take it all in."

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