BBC Strictly’s Amy Dowden is all smiles at Blackpool party after latest health blow

BBC Strictly’s Amy Dowden is all smiles at Blackpool party after latest health blow


Strictly Come Dancing’s Amy Dowden didn’t let her latest health scare stop her from having a great time this weekend.

On Saturday evening, the BBC contestants and their partners traveled to Blackpool for the annual special.

Although the 33-year-old had to step away from the show after being diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year, that hasn’t stopped her from getting into the Strictly spirit.

Once the contestants finished their routines, they all enjoyed the show’s afterparty with Amy in attendance.

In footage obtained by The Mirror, the star was seen with a big smile on her face as she walked with the aid of crutches while showing off her sparkly orthopedic boot.

Later, Amy began using a wheelchair that matched her strictly inspired boot. She also wore a pink top under a black velvet blazer and a dazzling breast cancer brooch.

Earlier this week, the 33-year-old revealed on Instagram that she would not be able to take part in Strictly Ballroom after injuring her foot.

Posting a snap pointing out his injury, she wrote: “Not the week I was hoping for since finishing chemo, Port pulled out but unfortunately earned a boot for a fractured foot. [sic].

“Absolutely gutted and heartbreaking as this means palms for me to dance in the Strictly Ballroom this year are no longer possible.

“This is what has kept me going these last few months, 2023 is certainly not my ear, can’t wait for 2024 I say!”

Before fracturing her foot, Amy revealed she ended her final round of chemotherapy after being diagnosed with breast cancer in May.

The professional dancer told the Mirror she first discovered a lump in the shower in April, a day before leaving on her honeymoon.

Initially thinking it might be linked to her period, she decided to monitor it before speaking to her GP at home due to the size of the lump.

At the time, she said: “Everything happened so quickly during that day. I went there alone and didn’t tell anyone.

“But when I was there, the nurse said to me, ‘You need to have someone here,’ and that’s when Ben found out.

“They told me it looked very suspicious and to prepare for the worst and hope for the best. They did the biopsy and then we waited.

However, since then the 33-year-old has had to ring the bell to mark the end of her chemo, as she told fans it was a relief “like no other”.

The Strictly Come Dancing results show airs on BBC One on Sunday at 7.20pm.

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