Louis Smith: 'I've Got A Crush On Kimberley Walsh'
Strictly Come Dancing hopeful admits he thinks rival Kimbers is 'beautiful'...
The Olympic medal-winning gymnast has apparently told Girls Aloud star Kimbers - despite a recent holiday fling with model Chantelle Hole.
He said: "I met Chantelle on holiday and we went for a meal. There was definitely something there but it was never serious.
"That's part of meeting someone, though, isn't it? Thinking you have a connection and going out to get to know each other a bit more.
"But Chantelle is not my girlfriend. I'd like to get into a relationship but I don't think I've got time at the minute, so it would be unfair on the girl.
"I try not to have flings but it's tough when you’ve been single for 18 months. I'd like to think I maintain respect for any girl I get involved with, though.
"Chantelle and I are friends now. And I am single and free to talk to, text and meet other women — like Kimberley Walsh, who is beautiful."
But it was unclear as he continued whether his crush on Kimberley had survived meeting her in person.
"The thing about having a crush on a celebrity is that, if you’ve never met them, you are attracted to them but when you meet them it changes.
"Before I met Kimberley I was like, 'Oh my God, Kimberley from Girls Aloud!'
"But now we're on the same show, we get on well. We're like mates. The show is brilliant because if you stick me in front of a camera I'm confident. But I do get shy when I'm talking to good-looking women. I need more practise."
Kimberley Recently revealed that she has got supporters in high places.