Strictly Come Dancing's Louis Smith to quit gymnastics?

Louis Smith (Strictly Come Dancing)

Strictly Come Dancing star Louis Smith has revealed he is considering quitting gymnastics.

The 23-year-old achieved a bronze and silver medal at the London 2012 games earlier this year, securing Team GB's first medal in the sport for over 100 years.

The youngster admitted he was worried about being too old to compete in four years' time in Rio.

"It’s to do with being 27 and being past my day," Louis told the Daily Mail. "I mean, what happened in London, I was 23-years-old and in the peak of my career, I did the best routine of my life.

"I’m not going to do better than that, so what am I going to achieve in Rio? Another bronze? Another silver? It’s not going to compare to this summer."

He added: "Like I said, I would love to get to Rio, but it (retirement) is an option. I have got to think about life, life is bigger than Rio."

But despite considering giving up, Louis is still spending his time inbetween rehearsals for Strictly in training in the gym.

However all the exercise seems to be taking its toll on Louis, who tweeted earlier today: "Training and being ill isn't a good combination lol #struggs"

The first Strictly Come Dancing live show airs on Friday October 5.

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