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24th May 2023

Strictly Come Dancing star Amy Dowden diagnosed with breast cancer aged 32

Kat O'Connor

Strictly Come Dancing star Amy Dowden has been diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 32.

The professional dancer was diagnosed with stage 3 cancer, but said she is determined to beat it.

“Hey all, I’ve got some news that isn’t easy to share. I’ve recently been diagnosed with breast cancer but I’m determined to get back on that dance floor before you know it,” Amy wrote on Instagram.

She bravely opened up about her diagnosis in an interview with Hello.

Amy told her fans that she is hoping she will be back on the dancefloor in no time.

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“I’ve got a really good chance of getting back out on the dancefloor as soon as possible,” she said.

The dancer explained that her mum was diagnosed with breast cancer in her 50s, but never expected this to happen to her.

“You just don’t ever think it’s going to happen to you,” she adds. “I hadn’t thought it was possible to get breast cancer at my age. My mum has had breast cancer, but she had it at a later age, in her 50s,” she shared.

Amy told her followers that sharing the news wasn’t easy.

They have been showering her with loving messages and support since she shared the harrowing news.

“Sending you love and power and all the strength – you’re such an incredible woman! Take care of yourself,” Oti Mabuse.

“We’re all Fighting behind you all the way Amy!!!!! Sending so much love to you,” Gemma Atkinson said.

“Sending you all my love and strength! Can’t wait to see you on the other side shining bright! You got this!” Saffron Barker added.

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