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.