Twitter Ye Not: Louis keeps his MBE a secret as he heads for a night out in Peterborough before the honour is announced

PUBLISHED: 13:24 29 December 2012 | UPDATED: 13:31 29 December 2012

Louis Smith celebrates his historic Silver Medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games

Louis Smith celebrates his historic Silver Medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games

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A LITTLE after 9pm last night, Strictly Come Dancing winner and Olympic gymnast Louis Smith tweeted to his followers: “Going out in Peterborough tonight”.

For once the 23 year-old silver medallist –who famously tweeted a Strictly result before it was aired- kept his own counsel by not revealing he was to made an MBE in the New Year’s Honours list.

Quite where he was at midnight when the world was able to share his joy, Twitter – and his personal account now with 194,698 followers- doesn’t record.

A clue as to how he was feeling came via the BBC who Louis had told earlier the MBE was “without a doubt the proudest moment of my life”.

His Team GB coach, Paul Hall, from Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, was appointed MBE.

Smith told the BBC: “To receive this honour is out of this world and something I never would have dreamt of as I grew up in the sport of gymnastics.

“This year has been like no other for so many reasons.

“I’ll never forget and I wasn’t sure it could get any better, but to be awarded an MBE is the icing on the cake.”

Smith said he was “absolutely overjoyed” for Paul especially because of what he had done for himself, his team mates and the Huntingdon Gymnastics Club.

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