Dancer Louie Spence Facts- Wiki, Age, Family, Wedding, Husband, Gay, Height, Net Worth

Last Updated : October 30, 2023

Quick Info→Age (2022): 53 Years OldHusband/Spouse: Leto Fernandez

Who is Louie Spence?

Louie Spence is a TV personality widely known as a dancer and choreographer. Louie has been in the dance industry ever since he was young. He performed in West End Musicals, including Miss Saigon, Cats, and Closer to heaven.

Spence is best known for the show ‘Pineapple Dance Studios, which got famous worldwide and has aired on a US network called Ovation since September 28, 2014. He’s also featured as a judge on shows like Cirque du Celebrite and Dancing on Ice.

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Short Bio: Age, Nationality

On April 6, 1969, the dancer was born in Ponders End, London. The Aries-born Spence grew up in Braintree, Essex. The well-known choreographer will soon be celebrating his 53rd birthday in 2022.

Born in London itself, Louie is British. His religion of practice isn’t known.

Louie Spence’s Family/Parents

As mentioned by the dancer in an interview, his family wasn’t well off financially. Louie’s father, John, had a tire and exhaust business, which didn’t do all that well. His mother’s name is Pat Spence, but sadly, she passed away in 2013.

Well, he had kept her ashes on a sealed plinth in a garden. However, the seal broke, and water got in. So, in a series of videos, he shared how he attempted to dry the ashes in of her old pots.

Louie is the third of four kids and the only boy. He did everything with his sisters and even followed them to dance lessons, which led Louie to find his passion. Even when his sisters quit the dance class, Spence continued with it.

In addition, Louie also has a beautiful Spanish niece named Elsa Junquera. He once asked his followers for their help as she was one of the finalists for the Miss Tourism Asturias 2021.

Education Background

After graduating from Notley High School, the dancer wasn’t really into proper schooling, so he opted for theatre. The dancing won Louie a place in Italia Conti Stage School. But unfortunately, the school’s tuition was out of budget because of the family’s financial condition.

However, the Spence family was very supportive, so they took out another mortgage even if they had a house mortgage to support the rising dancer. To thank his family, Louie worked on weekends to make ends meet.

Short Career History

Spence’s career is spread out. He has been a judge, a contestant, and most importantly, a TV personality.

The dancer has performed in the West End as the cast of award-winning Miss Saigon. Spence has also performed in several pop acts such as Spice Girls and Take That.

With the Trouble TV’s Bump’n’Grind, Louie started as a judge. Spence then judged many other shows such as Celebrity Circus.

Spence became famous when he became the artistic director of Pineapple Dance Studios, a huge hit, but sadly wasn’t selected for a second season. The dancer was then given his series,’ Louie Spence’s Showbusiness,’ but it didn’t go well.

On December 3, 2011, Spence would become a new judge on Dancing on Ice.

Is Louie Spence Gay?

Louie understood and accepted his gender from an early age but never knew coming out. So his family didn’t judge him when he pranced around in his tights and ballet slippers.

After Spence’s role in Miss Saigon, the dancer talked about his gender with his sister. Louie’s family supported him and were happy even when he came out, as they believed they could have a better relationship with Spence.

Who is Louie Spence’s Husband?

It wasn’t until he was in his thirties that Louie met his now-husband, Leto Fernandez. The couple met in a club in 2001 through Jason Gardiner, one of Louie’s good friends.

After their meeting, they dated for seven years, and Leto proposed to Louie by writing a poem for him.

Although the dancer believes that marriage is just a piece of paper, the couple got married in 2009. They will celebrate their 14th wedding anniversary this year.

Even though Louie has said that it was all his pal Jason’s fault, he has admitted that it was the best thing that had happened to him.

Despite so many years of togetherness, Louie still does not post a lot about his love life. Previously, he even refrained from revealing his husband’s face for privacy reasons.

Could it be Louie’s husband doesn’t want him to post about them much? Plus, as per Louie himself, his partner does not care for that lifestyle and hates the glamour.

However, the dancer posted a photo with his husband on the occasion of their 11th anniversary.

Plus, surprisingly, in June 2023, Louie shared an adorable picture of the duo with the caption, “Me and my gorgeous husband off for dinner dinner,” followed by a love emoji.

It was surprising to see Louie post a photo with his beau revealing the latter’s face. [Source: Instagram]

While some commented the pair looked gorgeous and wished them a lovely evening, one user stated that they would love to see Louie back on TV.

Louie Spence’s Net Worth

He has an actual net worth of around $2 million. The source of his income is his career as a dancer and choreographer.

In addition, he earns revenue from his sponsorship, endorsement deals, and modeling in ads.

Height, Weight, Body

The dancer has a good enough height of 5 feet 7 inches or 170 cm with 72kgs or 159 lbs. He has a flexible and fit body as well. Louie has dark brown eyes, and his sexual orientation is gay.

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5 Quick Trivia And Facts:

  • As a child, he became the North Essex Trampoline Champion. 
  • He took a dancing lesson thrice a week at Doreen Cliff’s School of Dance at the Braintree Institute.
  • Louie went to several reality shows such as Celebrity Big Brother, The Jump, and Celebs on the Farm.
  • Louie Spence came out as gay at the age of 19.
  • When the dancer officially came out, his family was very supportive.

Major References
1. Famous Birthdays
2. IMDb