Louis Smith shot to fame in 2008 when he put British Gymnastics on the map by winning a Bronze medal in the pommel horse at the Beijing Olympics, the first Olympic medal for a British gymnast in 100 years. The British sporting superstar counts 4 Olympic medals from 3 separate Olympic Games amongst his career highlights, most recently winning a Silver Medal in the Rio De Janeiro Olympic Games in 2016. Having secured his position as one of Britain’s most successful artistic gymnasts, Louis has subsequently enjoyed an ever-rising TV and stage profile.
Following the London 2012 Olympic Games, Louis took part in and won, that year’s Strictly Come Dancing, lifting the coveted Glitterball trophy with his professional dance partner Flavia Cacace. He also won the Strictly Christmas special in 2014 with his professional dance partner Aliona Vilani.
“‘I’m over the moon to be joining the cast for Rip It Up again, and especially now in the West End. Being a part of the tour was incredible. To be amongst such talented people and receive the response that we did every night is something I never took for granted and now I’m just so excited to take things up another gear and put on a show worthy of the West End.”