'I've only ever dated one girl': Louis Smith reveals he'd rather have a cuddle than sex in interview with childhood pal Aston Merrygold
15:22 GMT, 9 November 2012
He's been enjoying the celebrity lifestyle ever since winning a silver medal at the Olympics and joining Strictly Come Dancing.
But Louis Smith reveals he isn't keen on taking advantage of his new found heartthrob status.
The Olympic gymnast, who is one of the favourites of this year's Strictly line-up, has revealed he has only ever had one serious girlfriend.
Not a womaniser: Louis Smith, pictured her at the Pride of Britain Awards last week, has revealed he's only had one girlfriend
The 23-year-old joined his pal Aston Merrygold, of JLS fame, in an interview with ES Magazine, where he made the revelations.
The two guys grew up together in Peterborough and have managed to remain a close friendship, despite both of their hectic work schedules.
But unlike pal Aston who's enjoying the single lifestyle, Louis reveals he'd rather avoid women all together.
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‘I’ve had one girlfriend. But I try not to get involved with women, because… they’re f***ing complicated,’ he said.
Cover boys: Louis and Aston made the revelations in today's ES Magazine
And while Aston is trying convince his heartthrob pal to enjoy the perks of being a famous Olympian, Louis remains adamant he would rather wait for someone special.
He also reveals he's not keen on girls as he finds talking to them 'draining'.
‘We’re two very different people,’ said Louis.
‘I said to him, “I can’t wait to settle
down, have kids, blah blah blah.” He says: “What are you talking about
You need to get out there!”'
But despite his best friend trying to get him to live up to his heartthrob status, the Strictly star simply isn't interested.
‘Seriously, I would rather take a girl back and spoon than sleep with her,’ Louis says.
ES Magazine is out today.