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Louis Smith at Palace to get his MBE

Louis Smith was awarded an MBE in the New Year's Honours list Credit: Matt Crossick/Empics Entertainment

Stars of last summer's Olympics and Paralympics are among those receiving honours at Buckingham Palace today.

Gymnast Louis Smith from Peterborough, who scooped silver on the pommel horse and a bronze in the men's team competition at the London Games, has described being awarded the MBE the proudest moment of his life. Smith went on to win BBC dance series Strictly Come Dancing following the Olympics.

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