Pendleton puts an end to reality TV career

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Former Olympic gold-medal winning cyclist Victoria Pendleton is ready to move on to the next stage of her career - by turning her back on reality TV.

Pendleton has remained in the public eye after retiring from cycling following her gold and silver medal-winning performance at the London Olympic games last summer.

The 32-year-old starred in series 10 of Strictly Come Dancing - coming home in eighth position.

However Pendleton doesn't intend to make a career of starring in reality television shows, and will instead focus on other interests.

Speaking at the FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World 2013 Awards, where she was named Sexiest Girl in Sport, she said: "'Strictly' was really good fun, I thoroughly enjoyed it. But I don't think I'll be doing any more reality shows.

"I'd go hungry if I did 'I'm A Celebrity'. There is no way I'd eat bugs and that. No way."

"This [being a celebrity] isn't something I've aimed to be. I didn't want to be in the limelight, it's just opportunities have come up and I've got a few glamorous sponsorship deals and things like that and people started looking at me in a different way.

"But I'm still a nerdy gym-lover really. I'm probably more at home in leggings and a T-shirt, but it is fun to dress up."

Instead of Flamenco dancing and frilly skirts, Pendleton revealed she will step out of the public eye in order to focus on building a family with fiancé Scott Gardner.

She said: "I'd love to settle down. I'm looking forward to moving soon, I'm going to move down south and try to settle down a bit. Maybe I'll get some more pets first but I'd definitely love to settle down and have a family."

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