Louis Antoine Smith, born 22 April 1989, is a British artistic gymnast who specializes in the pommel horse.
Louis Smith is among one of the fourteen celebrity contestants who will be taking part in the Strictly Come Dancing series 10.
Louis Antoine Smith will be dancing with professional dancer Flavia Cacace.
Louis won a bronze medal and a silver medal on the pommel horse at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2012 London Olympics respectively, with the former marking the first time a Briton gymnast had placed in an Olympic event since 1928.
Louise has also formed part of the Great Britain team that won the bronze in the men’s artistic team all-around at the London 2012 Olympics. He is a member of the Huntingdon Gymnastics Club, training alongside teammate Daniel Keatings under coach Paul Hall. He is a two-time European Silver medalist and Commonwealth Games Champion.
In 2012 Louis Smith broke most Thomas flairs on a pommel horse record (Guinness World Records). He performed 50 flairs in 1 minute breaking the previous record held by a French man in 2009.
In 2008 Louise demonstrated his singing talents as a contestant on the ITV talent show “The X Factor “.
Louise will be competing in Strictly Come Dancing against Olympic colleague Victoria Pendleton.