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Victoria Pendleton For Strictly Come Dancing?

BBC show's producers reported to be chasing gold-medal winning cyclist...

Olympic gold medal winning cyclist Victoria Pendleton is among the famous names being sought to take part in this year's Strictly Come Dancing.

And producers on the popular BBC reality show have obviously got Olympic fever, because according to Digital Spy their hit list also includes gymnast Beth Tweddle and medal-winning swimmer Rebecca Adlington.

Pendleton, who won the women's Keirin event last week and also won a gold medal in Beijing in 2008, has announced that she is retiring from competitive cycling at the end of the London games.

Adlington won bronze in the 800m freestyle and Tweddle is competing today.

Radio and TV personality Chris Evans, cricketer Michael Vaughan, soap star Charlie Brooks and Westlife's Nicky Byrne are among the other names that have been reported to be on the BBC's list.

There are unlikely to be any Coronation Street stars in the show though, if recent reports are to be believed.