Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 27 August 2014

Pendleton checks in with Burberry

Victoria Pendleton was enjoying herself at London Fashion Week

Strictly Come Dancing contestant Victoria Pendleton fulfilled a "lifetime ambition" when she attended the Burberry Prorsum runway show at London Fashion Week.

The gold-medal winning cyclist, who has joined the latest series of the BBC ballroom show, has been pictured looking glamorous recently, and it is an image she enjoys.

Olympian Victoria said: "I've wanted so long to come to an event at fashion week, and Burberry have asked me for a couple of seasons and I've been so busy training that I had to say no, so this feels like a lifetime ambition fulfilled. I've loved it."

The 31-year-old, who swapped her lycra for a chic mauve dress at the event in London's Kensington Gardens, will be hoping for a substantial run on Strictly, even if it's just to wear a different dress every week.

"It makes such a change and it's just so exciting. The idea of someone wanting to lend me an outfit, dress me up, looking like a girl - it's all new territory for me, and I like it a lot," she said.

Victoria was not the only sporting star checking out the British brand's Fashion Week show, as she watched it alongside tennis superstar Andy Murray and his girlfriend Kim Sears.

Also taking their seat at the Burberry event were US Vogue editor Anna Wintour, One Direction's Harry Styles, Slumdog Millionaire actor Dev Patel and burlesque star Dita Von Teese.

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