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Louis Smith to represent GB for first time since London 2012

Louis Smith won pommel horse silver at London 2012. Credit: PA

Louis Smith will represent Great Britain for the first time since his double Olympic medal-winning performance at London 2012 after being named in the squad for the European Championships.

Smith, who won pommel horse silver and team bronze at the London Games before pursuing a media career, competed for England at last year's Commonwealth Games and has been selected after winning gold on the pommels at the recent British Championships.

New Orders of British Empire update Twitter profiles

Some of the people honoured as Orders of British Empire, including gymnast Louis Smith and choreographer Arlene Phillips, have updated their Twitter profiles with their new titles.

Gymnast Louis Smith MBE's new Twitter profile Credit: Twitter/@louissmith1989
Paralympic rider Natasha Baker MBE's new Twitter profile Credit: Twitter/@NBakerParaRider
Choreographer Arlene Phillips CBE's Twitter profile Credit: Twitter/@arlenephillips



Louis Smith's MBE is 'out of this world'

Louis Smith won Olympics silver in the men's pommel horse in August. Credit: PA

Olympic medallist-turned-Strictly Come Dancing champion Louis Smith described his MBE as "without a doubt the proudest moment of my life".

The Peterborough gymnast was a member of Britain's surprise bronze medal success in the men's team competition at the London 2012 Olympics.

He also won silver on the pommel horse with one of the hardest routines in the world.

"To receive this honour is out of this world and something I never would have dreamt of as I grew up in the sport of gymnastics," said Smith, 23.

Louis Smith wins Strictly Come Dancing

Flavia Cacace and Louis Smith are the winners of this year's Strictly Come Dancing final. Credit: PA

Olympic gymnast Louis Smith has been crowned the winner of Strictly Come Dancing.

The 23-year-old silver medallist, who has wowed judges with his polished backflips and somersaults, beat Kimberley Walsh, Denise van Outen and Dani Harmer to the ballroom dancing competition's glitterball trophy.

Together with professional dance partner Flavia Cacace, Smith danced the ‘Dr. Wanna Do’ Charleston, Take That’s ‘Rule The World’ and a Dirty Dancing-themed salsa - which he performed shirtless - in tonight's final.

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