16/08/2016 16:34 BST

'I'm A Celebrity' 2016: Louis Smith Hints He's On This Year's Line-Up

'it’s something I have wanted to do for a long time...'

Fresh from his controversial appearance at the 2016 Olympic games in Rio, gymnast Louis Smith has sparked speculation he’s to appear on the new series of ‘I’m A Celebrity’.

After bagging a silver medal at this year’s games, he told The Sun that he had a new TV project “in the pipeline”, adding to reporters: I have got a meeting when I get back about a potential show. You guys will probably have a field day with it.”

He continued: “I am looking forward to it, it’s something I have wanted to do for a long time.”

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Louis Smith and his top-knot

When quizzed about whether this meant a stint in the jungle, Louis said simply: “I can neither confirm or deny anything you say. Like I say, wait and see.”

Louis made headlines following this year’s Pommel Horse event, when he was accused of being unsportsmanlike to fellow Team GB member and gold medallist Max Whitlock.

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Louis on Sunday (14 August)

In response to claims that he snubbed Max and had muttered that the result was “bullshit” under his breath, he later clarified on Twitter: I hugged both [Max and Scott] after this routine and told him how proud I was of him.  Just because it wasn’t shown on camera doesn’t mean I didn’t show my respect. Ask max yourself then apologise.”

Louis is no stranger to reality TV, having already taken home the Glitterball trophy on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, and appeared as a judge on the celebrity gymnastics show, ‘Tumble’, eventually going on to date competitor Lucy Mecklenburgh for a short while.

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