Victoria Pendleton to play corpse bridge in Halloween-themed edition of Strictly Come Dancing
Friday 26 October 2012
Victoria Pendleton is to play a corpse bride in this weekend's Halloween-themed edition of Strictly Come Dancing - just months before she is due to tie the knot herself.
The Olympic cyclist is to play a glamorous, goth-like character as she and Brendan Cole dance a tango to Billy Idol's White Wedding on Saturday.
And Anton Du Beke is to make a comeback just days after being given the boot from the show to play the vicar who officiates at the ceremony.
Olympic golden girl Pendleton is planning her own wedding to fiance Scott Gardner next summer.
The stars are each planning spooky performances as they prepare for the traditional Halloween edition of the BBC1 dance contest.
Gymnast Louis Smith and partner Flavia Cacace are to play a pair of zombies as they run though a tango to Rihanna's Disturbia.
Sid Owen is to dress as a Ghostbuster, along with partner Ola Jordan, as they dance to the Ray Parker Jr theme from the hit 1980s film.
Jordan is expected to be back to rehearsals today after taking a break and heading back to her native Poland to visit her mother who has suffered a heart attack.
Owen has been dancing with Iveta Lukosiute while she has been out of the country.
Former Westlife star Nicky Byrne and partner Karen Hauer will be dancing to the theme from Weird Science, recorded by Oingo Boingo.
Byrne will be playing a mad scientist, despite the film being about two geeky teenagers who create their own fantasy woman with a computer which is struck by lightning.
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