Gold medal winner, gymnast Louis Smith, has a unique way of staying fit ahead of training for the 2020 Olympics - dancing with some Strictly pals.

Louis won medals at three separate Olympic Games, Beijing, London and last year's Rio De Janeiro, and he was awarded the MBE.

He scooped the Strictly Come Dancing glitter ball trophy following the London Olympics in 2012 with professional partner Flavia Cacace, and following the Rip It Up tour will return to gymnastic training hoping to win gold in 2020.

Louis said: "The good thing about the main glitter ball trophy is that I can't really take it anywhere, so it has the pride of place in my home. My medals, however, are constantly used for events so I don't leave them at home. As for my glitter balls; I've have three; one for the TV show, one for the tour and the other for the TV Christmas special. One sits on a plinth behind my sofa, and the other two sit either side of my fireplace.''

The athlete is joining Strictly professional dancer |Natalie Lowe and former winner and member of boy band The Wanted, Jay McGuiness, in a 1950s dance spectacular which is coming to Swindon's Wyvern Theatre on Saturday, September 23 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm.

Natalie who has just announced that she is leaving Strictly has a busy time ahead with her own shows but particularly wanted to do Rip It Up because of the era.

She said: "I have always wanted to relive the 1950s because that's what music I was brought up listening to. It's the music we played in the car when my Mum and Dad used to drive me to Australian dance championships, so I think I must have been brainwashed with that music somehow – haha! I generally love everything about that era; the cars, the music, the style…''

The dancer has recently got in engaged so will be returning to Australia for her wedding, she has a number of shows she is planning with fellow Strictly pro Ian Waite, and she has other projects she is working on.

"I knew in my heart I had so much more to give in other areas, not only in dance, but in health, beauty and image, and helping young girls better themselves. I feel like I can't do that while I am on a show teaching a celebrity how to dance for 12 weeks of the year. That’s my main reason for leaving; to become a choreographer and get excited about shows and developing other projects,'' she said.

The dancers will be performing to BBC Radio 2's Len Green 50s All Star Band, and Jay and Louis will both be singing as well as dancing to tunes such as Why Do Fools Fall In Love, La Bamba, Put Your Head On My Shoulder, Mona Lisa, Oh Carol, Dream Lover, Reet Petite, Volare, Teenager In Love, Unchained Melody, Mambo Italiano, Heartbreak Hotel, Don’t Be Cruel, Hound Dog, Shout, Good Golly Miss Molly, Magic Moments, Unforgettable and many more.

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