Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Louis Smith flirts with the judges!

Louis Smith (Strictly Come Dancing)

Strictly Come Dancing 2012 star Louis Smith has revealed he likes to flirt with the show's judges.

The gymnast tells new! magazine this week that he loves messing with Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli and Len Goodman.

Craig Revel Horwood? Not so much!

The Olympic silver medalist, who is partnered with Strictly pro dancer Flavia Cacace this year.

He said: "First it was Darcey, then it was Len and now Bruno! It's fun! It's nice to be rewarded with nice comments, especially if you've been working so hard on a routine. Whether it's nice comments or flirting; as long as it puts me in a happy mood, I don't mind!"

Louis admitted he was prepared for negative criticism from the panel, even if he had been in the top three of the scoreboard every week so far.

He told the publication, out now: "They just judge what they see on the night. Len loved my 'Puppy Love' waltz but then the next week, he wasn't really feeling it. There's no bias involved.

"I always prepare myself for the worst. So when you do get nice comments, it's great.

"The way I see it, it's like getting outside help. The judges aren't doing it to make you feel bad or look silly - they're telling you how you can improve your performance, so it would be silly to get annoyed. I'm not a professional dancer and my dances aren't perfect."

Tune in to next week’s show on Saturday 3rd November at 6.30pm for Strictly Come Dancing with Strictly Come Dancing: The Results on Sunday 4th November at 7.20pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

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