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Louis Smith is looking for love

Louis Smith and Ola Jordan during a photocall for Strictly Come Dancing-Live Tour Photo: PA

Peterborough's Olympic Gymnast Louis Smith has moved into a new bachelor pad in the city and says he'd like to find someone to share it with.

The 23 year old, who won Silver in London 2012 and then scooped the title of last year's Strictly Come Dancing competition, has shown off his new home to Hello! magazine. It has an outdoor Jacuzzi and a stained-glass window with a guardian angel design which matches the tattoo on his shoulder blades.

He told the magazine's reporter, "It would be nice to put on a DVD, light the fire, cuddle on the rug and watch a film."

Louis Smith won Silver at London 2012 Credit: PA

He has been single for two years and said he did not want to be romantically involved during the Olympics. And he said that his ongoing single life has been partly due to the "heartbreak" of splitting from last girlfriend Billie Whyatt.

"I'm very fussy in terms of who I get into a relationship with but when I am, I wear my heart on my sleeve. I wouldn't say I fall in love easily, but I can't wait to be in love again."

– Louis Smith

Although he has still to decide whether to aim for Rio 2016, he told the magazine he is keen to be a father. He said, "I want a little Louis Smith junior running around, pulling the dog's tail. I think I'd be a great dad."

The full interview appears in the new edition of Hello!.