Louis Smith excited for Strictly Come Dancing live tour

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Louis Smith reckons signing up for the Strictly Come Dancing tour as a smart decision, despite the hectic schedule!

Strictly Come Dancing 2012 winner Louis joins Denise Van Outen, Phil Tufnell, Fern Britton, Lisa Riley, Louis Smith, Michael Vaughan and Dani Harmer on the live arena show.

The group will kick off the tour, hosted by Kate Thornton, in Birmingham next week.

Speaking about the past few months since winning the show, Louis said: "It's just been mad, everything that's gone on."

Having had an incredible year in 2012, Louis added: "Going from the Olympics into that and winning is just crazy."

And the athlete admitted he wasn't sure how to take the fact that more people now know him for Strictly rather than the Olympic.

But the hunky medalist is more than happy with his time on the show so much so that he signed up for the tour.

"The idea of going on tour is quite appealing, I think it's a smart decision to sign up."

Meanwhile, Louis hinted at his exit from competitive athletics after his 2012 success.

"I'd be an old man in rio! We've got some great youngsters coming up."

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