Olympic gymnast Louis Smith wins Strictly Come Dancing!

  • 23 December 2012
Gymnast Louis Smith wins Strictly Come Dancing

Olympic gymnast Louis Smith has been crowned Strictly Come Dancing Champion 2012.

Louis, and his dance partner Flavia Cacace beat TV presenter Denise Van Outen, Girls Aloud star Kimberley Walsh and Tracy Beaker actress Dani Harmer in the show's finale.

Smith, who won a silver medal at this year's Olympics, said: "I can finally say I won something in the year 2012!"

The 23-year-old was this year's youngest competitor.

He struggled in the opening weeks of the show and suffered several injuries throughout the series.

Strictly will return for a Christmas special on 25 December.

Former footballer Fabrice Muamba and 'JB' from JLS will be performing.