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Is Louis Smith heading off to the I'm A Celebrity jungle?

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Is Louis Smith ready to swap the gym for the jungle? The Olympic silver medallist revealed this week that he is going to take a year out of training following his appearance in Rio – and dropped a hint that he's in talks to take part in I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!.

"I'll be taking most of 2017 out," Louis, 27, told the Sun. "I want to get on the property ladder – and apart from that, you'll have to wait and see. There's something in the pipeline."


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Louis Smith has revealed he has a "potential show" in the pipeline

He continued: "I have got a meeting when I get back about a potential show. You guys will probably have a field day with it. But I am looking forward to it, it's something I have wanted to do for a long time."

He was then asked outright if he was talking about I'm A Celeb. "I can neither confirm or deny anything you say," he replied. "Like I say, wait and see."

It wouldn't be the first time that Louis has tried his hand at reality TV. The British gymnast took part in – and won – the 2012 series of Strictly Come Dancing with professional partner Flavia Cacace, and the pair went on to triumph in the show's 2014 Christmas special.

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The 27-year-old danced his way to victory in the 2012 series of Strictly

Louis also appeared as a judge on the 2014 BBC series Tumble, which saw celebs attempting to learn gymnastics in order to win votes from the public.

He later admitted he was concerned that his association with the show meant some people weren't taking him seriously as a gymnast.

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Louis picked up a silver medal at Rio 2016

"I think some people saw it (Tumble) as a publicity stunt or me not taking it as seriously as before," he said. "The more I went on in the gymnastics and did the media stuff, people still had that perception and it was hurting my career because they weren't taking me seriously enough when it came to picking me for teams or representing my country."

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