Find out how Louis scored each week
Mr. Fantastic Gymnastic
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Swinging, flipping and lifting are things Louis Smith does every day, but now he’s going to have to trade his pommel horse for one of the Strictly Come Dancing pro-dancers.
I wear a leotard for my day job; lycra and sequins don’t faze me.Louis Smith
Louis is a talented British gymnast who won two medals at this year's Olympics. He received a silver medal in the men's pommel horse - he tied with the gold medallist, but was awarded silver based on his execution score. Louis also took bronze as part of Team GB in the men's artistic team all-around.
Louis was born in Eye, Peterborough. At the age of seven he made a choice to pursue a career in gymnastics after he turned down a choral scholarship; Louis went on to win multiple junior accolades. He excelled on the pommel horse, and perfected his technique by placing his feet into a bucket that was tied to a rope and hung from the ceiling.
In 2008 at the Beijing Olympics, Louis took bronze and silver, the first time a British athlete had been placed in an Olympic men’s gymnastic event since 1928.
- Louis and Flavia dance the Paso Doble to 'Dirty Diana' Duration: 01:45 Series 10, Week 8
- Louis and Flavia dance the Waltz to 'Moon River' Duration: 01:40 Series 10, Week 6
- Louis and Flavia dance the Samba to 'La Bomba' Duration: 01:43 Series 10, Week 5
- Louis and Flavia dance the Tango to 'Disturbia' Duration: 01:44 Series 10, Week 4
- Louis & Flavia dance the 'Waltz' to 'Puppy Love' Duration: 01:35 Series 10, Week 2
- Louis and Flavia dance the Salsa to 'The Time Of My Life' Duration: 01:38 Series 10, Week 3 - Strictly Does Hollywood
- Colin Salmon Left in Week 5
- Dani Harmer Left in the Grand Final
- Denise Van Outen Runner up
- Fern Britton Left in Week 6
- Jerry Hall Left in Week 3
- Johnny Ball Left in Week 2
- Kimberley Walsh Runner up
- Lisa Riley Left in Week 11
- Louis Smith Winner of 2012
- Michael Vaughan Left in Week 9
- Nicky Byrne Left in Week 10
- Richard Arnold Left Strictly in Week 7
- Sid Owen Left in Week 4
- Victoria Pendleton LEFT IN WEEK 8