Perhaps feeling a tad intimidated by the hunky Olympian, McFly star Harry said he would've preferred Kimberley Walsh or Denise Van Outen to have won the latest series.
Louis triumphed over the girls on Saturday night, with Tracy Beaker actress Dani Harmer finishing in fourth spot.
"There have been a lot of male winners in the past," Harry said today.
He told the Daily Express: "I thought Louis Smith was really good, but it was time for a woman to win."
However Harry conceded his time as Strictly champ was over.
He admitted: "My time had to come to an end. I knew this day would come and it’s very sad."
"It’s been an amazing year and Strictly was great, but now it’s time for other people to enjoy the glory so I have nothing but positive vibes," he added.
Strictly Come Dancing returns for its eleventh series on BBC One next autumn.
The Strictly Come Dancing 2012 Christmas special is on Christmas Day, BBC1 at 6.15pm