Strictly’s Victoria Pendleton has admitted that she much preferred doing the tango with Brendan Cole this weekend because it meant she got to stay away from him a bit. Brendan Cole is unbearable.
No, wait, hold on. No, we’ve read the comments again. Basically Queen Vic struggles to perform the whole ‘pretending to be in love’ deal that dancers have to do during steamy rumbas and the like because i. she loves her fiancé and ii. although she didn’t explicitly say it, she doesn’t want to be ‘Natasha Kaplinsky 2: Electric Boogaloo’.
“As lovely as Brendan is, he’s not my fiancé,” Victoria told the Radio Times. That’s just bombshell number one. “So dancing the tango, which involves staying away from each other as opposed to pretending to be in love, was really enjoyable for me.
“I’m not an actress, so pretending to be in love with someone for a week is actually quite hard.”
And the whole ‘not even pretending to like Brendan Cole’ think must be working out for Vicky, seeing as she came second in the overall scores this weekend. If you struggle with the concept of leaderboards: that counts as ‘quite good’.
The star also admitted her fiancé (currently: Scott Gardner, but he could be switched out for Brendan Cole at any time) has been key in her post-practice recuperation. “He has been very supportive of me during Strictly, running me a bath when I get home from training with sore feet, and coming to the studio every week,” she said. Which means the scores currently stand at: Victoria Pendleton’s fiancé 1, Brendan Cole 0.