Strictly Come Dancing professional Amy Dowden revealed she has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
Doctors recently informed the ballroom and Latin dancer, who joined the BBC One competition in 2017 and has danced with Karim Zeroual and Tom Fletcher, that she has the disease.
Amy posted on Instagram, ‘Hey all, I’ve got some news which 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.’
The star received heartfelt messages of support from her Strictly co-stars, including Dianne Buswell and Oti Mabuse.
Before embarking on her honeymoon with her spouse, the 32-year-old woman sought a doctor’s appointment after discovering a growth in her breast and was given an emergency referral.
But how long has the star been married and what does he do?
Who is Amy Dowden’s husband Benjamin Jones
The couple tied the knot in a romantic ceremony in Wales last July according to Hello! magazine.
Amy and Ben were finally able to exchange vows at a five-star venue on the Gower Peninsula in Wales following two postponements caused by the pandemic.
They were encircled by family, friends, and Amy’s closest Strictly acquaintances, including Dianne Buswell, who served as a bridesmaid.
She told Hello! Magazine at the time: ‘It was a stunning venue. I always knew I wanted to get married in Wales.
‘The day was a celebration of Ben and me.’
On New Year’s Eve 2017, Ben, who is also a professional performer, proposed to the couple on the dance floor.
Their nuptials was originally scheduled for July 2020, but it was postponed due to the pandemic.
Amy told Metro.co.uk in August 2021 that they were ‘willing to wait’ for family members and international dance colleagues to attend the event safely.
‘Our coach lives in America – we wouldn’t have won our title if it wasn’t for him, I wouldn’t have been on Strictly if it wasn’t for him, so for him to not be part of our big day would be a shame,’ she said at the time. ‘For us, we do want the wedding we want, so if we have to wait a little bit longer, so be it. We’re not going anywhere!’