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Smith is Strictly king

Louis Smith at the BBC SPOTY awards earlier this month Credit: Press Association

Peterborough's Louis Smith has been crowned this year's Strictly Come Dancing champion.

The 23-year-old gymnast danced a winning Charleston with partner Flavia Cacace, beating other finalists Dani Harmer, Denise Van Outen and Kimberly Walsh.

In the summer Smith, who was the youngest competitor in this year's Strictly show, won a silver medal at the Olympic Games in London.