Strictly Come Dancing star Victoria Pendleton has said that she wants her professional partner to be “tougher” on her.

The Olympic gold medallist explained that she used to have strict coaches while training, insisting that she wants her partner Brendan Cole to be the same.

Speaking to the Radio Times, Pendleton said: "I come from a professional sports background where people don't ask you to do anything nicely."

She added: "I'm used to coaches shouting at me until I do something better, so I wouldn't actually mind Brendan being tougher on me. He's nothing in comparison to some coaches I've had."

Strictly Come Dancing next airs on Saturday (October 13) at 6.30pm on BBC One.