London, Oct 6: Olympic champion Victoria Pendleton’s debut at the celebrity show ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ went off to a horrible start on Friday, as she was criticised by the judges, with one of them even branding it as like a fallen of her bike like performance.
Pendleton is for now placed at the bottom of the leader board despite being partnered with Brendan Cole.
Judge Bruno Tonioli even likened her performance to that of her ‘falling off her bike’ as she made some errors in the routine due to her nerves taking over.
Six of the 14 contestants made their debut on the show, with the remaining eight set to show their credentials on Saturday night.
Compared to some of the other contestants on Friday night’s show, which included the likes of Westlife’s Nicky Byrne and TV presenter Fern Britton, Victoria’s routine contained a lot trickier moves, the Daily Mail reports.
Pendleton fell into problems when she messed up some of her moves, and despite it being the debut show, the judges didn’t pull any punches with their scores, especially harsh judge Craig Revel Horwood.
New judge Darcey Bussell attempted to reassure the Olympic cyclist, telling her:
“Victoria… so impressive there was so much dance there… don’t worry, don’t worry.”
Next up was judge Len Goodman, who again said: “There’s so much potential.”
But it was, of course, down to Bruno Tonioli to speak straight while also lightening the mood, as he slammed Pendleton’s performance, saying: “Bless you, you know you messed it up so much… You fell of the bike – now get back on it!” (ANI)