Louis Smith: It's 'sad' on Strictly without any men

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 13 December 2012
Louis Smith

Louis Smith

Louis Smith has joked he is having a "sad time" on 'Strictly Come Dancing' as the only remaining male contestant because all the girls are ganging up on him in the dressing room

Louis Smith is having a "sad time" on 'Strictly Come Dancing' without any male contestants.

The Olympic gymnast - who is the only male celebrity left on the BBC One show - is "missing" some of the former stars of the series, and joked he needs Westlife singer Nicky Byrne back on the programme to protect him in the dressing room.

He quipped: "I do miss the lads. Sometimes when I am in the make-up room the girls all gang up on me, and now I don't have Nicky there to back me up, it is a sad time."

The 23-year-old star and his professional partner Flavia Cacace were third on the leaderboard with a score of 37 out of 40 in last weekend's quarter-final, but Louis still gets "frustrated" when he makes mistakes in rehearsals.

Speaking in a joint interview on spin-off show 'Strictly - It Takes Two' last night (12.12.12), Flavia said: "It is hard because you are so tired and you have to try and work through that, so it is not a matter of just listening to what your partner is telling you, it's also learning the steps, and you have to do it with energy in the training room and when you are tired it is really, really difficult, so we get frustrated too, it's a little vicious cycle."

Louis added: "Then I get frustrated and I feel that if I mess it up she is going to get annoyed, so then I get more stressed."

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