Belfast Telegraph

Louis: I get jealous of couples

Louis Smith has said he is looking for love and gets lonely on his own.

The Olympic gymnast and Strictly Come Dancing winner split with his only girlfriend, Billie Whyatt, in 2011.

He said: "It was hard, really hard, when we broke up. She was my first love. I guess I'm over the pain and hurt and we are still friends, which is good.

Now Louis, 23, is on the look out for a new romance. He said: "I'd love to have a new relationship because it can be lonely sometimes when you're travelling, attending events and staying in hotel rooms, and you end up hugging your pillow!

"I get jealous when I see couples hugging and kissing or laughing and joking together. I hate being single, it's boring and I can't wait to find someone to settle down with. I love that feeling of coming home to someone that no one else compares with."

He also said his mum Elaine would like to seem him in a couple. He said: "I think she'd worry less about me if I had someone to look after me."

Louis is currently juggling a lot of projects so he said his love life may have to wait: "It's probably not the right time to look for a girlfriend because I wear my heart on my sleeve and if I get attached to someone, I'd want to give her all the attention. As I have so much going on in my life at the moment, that wouldn't be possible.

"Although, if the right girl turns up unexpectedly, I won't turn her away. I'll just sweep her off her feet."

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From Belfast Telegraph