Strictly Come Dancing: Louis Smith admits crush on Kimberly Walsh
Wednesday 03 October 2012
Could there be another Strictly Come Dancing romance on the cards? Gymnast Louis Smith has admitted to having a crush on Girls Aloud star Kimberly Walsh, calling her ‘beautiful.’
The two-time Olympic medallist has confessed that he is young, free and single and ready to meet other women since cooling things off with previous love interest Chantelle Hole.
‘Chantelle and I are friends now. And I am singe and free to talk to, text and meet other women – like Kimberly Walsh, who is beautiful’ he told a British tabloid.
Revealing that he has had a crush on Kimberly since before the show, Louis said: ‘Before I met Kimberly I was like, “Oh my God, Kimberly from Girls Aloud!”’
But he admitted that he still needs practise when it comes to talking to ‘good-looking women.
'If you stick me in front of a camera I'm confident. But I do get shy when I’m talking to good-looking women. I need more practise,' he explained.
Louis in rehearsals
The 23-year-old heartthrob is an early favourite to take home the glitter ball trophy but has revealed that he plans to earn his place by dancing well rather than stripping off.
Revealing that he will be keeping his impressive six-pack under wraps, he said: ‘I don’t think I will go topless – some of the pro girl dancers have got better abs than me! So I’ll keep that under wraps.’