Olympic silver medalist Louis Smith has apologised after a video leaked online suggested he was mocking Islam.Read the full story ›
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.
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 has said that getting an MBE is a "massive pat on the back".
He told ITV News' Correspondent Nina Nannar that he plans to spend more time getting kids involved in gymnastics, but would not reveal whether he plans to compete in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
Louis Smith has tweeted this photo of himself "chilling" with his MBE:
Olympic gymnast Louis Smith has tweeted about being awarded with an MBE this afternoon.
The Olympic gymnast Louis Smith has received his Member of the British Empire (MBE) medal in an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
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.
The 23-year-old Olympic gymnast won the majority of the public vote after his moves 'blew away' judges.Read the full story ›
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.