Sir Bradley Wiggins turned down the chance to compete on 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

Sir Bradley Wiggins

Sir Bradley Wiggins

The 36-year-old former professional road and track racing cyclist was asked to take part in the ballroom and latin show last year but he snubbed the offer because he wasn't keen on slipping his fake bronzed skin into tight lycra embellished with crystals.

He said: "I definitely don't fancy putting on any Strictly lycra and sparkles."

But, although he rejected the dance show because of the skimpy outfits, Bradley leaped at the chance to hit the ski slopes in Austria for the winter series 'The Jump'.

He told The Sun newspaper: "It's not too bad for me because everyone's used to seeing me in my cycling kit. So it's not such a shock to the system like it is for the others."

However, the athlete isn't impressed with how his manhood looks in his thermals and him and the other male contestants - Louis Smith, Gareth Thomas, Spencer Matthews, Robbie Fowler, Mark Dolan and Jason Robinson - are planning to stuff socks down their kit to give the illusion they have a bigger bulge when the show kicks off this weekend.

Vogue Williams - who is also competing on the winter sports show - said: "To be honest, I'm glad I'm not a boy. The boys are going to have to do some stuffing down there to make sure they have the biggest package. I can understand that. If I see a guy in cycling gear or something like that then I can't help but look down. I feel like such a perv but I can't help it."

But the competition doesn't just stop at their private parts as Bradley is determined to do all he can to secure the crown when he goes up against the other competitors.

He explained: "Once we get up there under the floodlights and racing against someone, you've got to start focusing. I think we're racing each other, aren't we?"