Who is Strictly pro Amy Dowden? – The Sun | The Sun

OVER the years Amy Dowden has become a much-loved TV star after shooting to fame on Strictly Come Dancing.

In May 2o23, the brave dancer revealed that she is battling cancer.

Who is Amy Dowden?

Born on August 10, 1990, Amy Dowden grew up in Caerphilly, South Wales, and started dancing at the age of eight.

She is now based in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, with her English dancing partner, and husband, Ben Jones, who is from Sandwell.

Amy, whose favourite dance is the rumba, loves to swim – and normally returns to Wales to see her family when relaxing after a competition.

She is  one of the highest-ranking Ballroom and Latin American professional dancers in the UK.

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Amy is a four-time British National Finalist and reached the semi-final of the World Championship in 2015.

When she's not competing as a professional dancer, Amy teaches Zumba locally to community groups and school children.

When did Amy Dowden get married?

Amy and her husbamd Ben Jones got married on Saturday, July 2, 2022.

The professional dancer had to push the date back twice due to Covid.

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Ben proposed to Amy on New Year's Eve 2017, and the date was originally set for April 2020.

However, they finally managed to celebrate in a stunning venue in the Gower for their nuptials.

Speaking of her big day, Amy told HELLO! Magazine: "It was a stunning venue. I always knew I wanted to get married in Wales.

"The day was a celebration of Ben and me."

The couple was surrounded by close friends and family, as well as Strictly pro, Dianne Buswell, who served as bridesmaid.

What cancer does Amy Dowden have?

On May 24, 2023, Amy bravely revealed she was battling cancer.

The BBC star shared the shock news that she was diagnosed with an aggressive grade of breast cancer last week.

Revealing her health battle on Instagram, she wrote: "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.

"Welsh love Amy x."

Who was Amy Dowden's Strictly 2022 partner?

Amy joined the Strictly professional line-up in 2017.

In 2022, she was partnered with EastEnders actor James Bye.

They were eliminated in week 6 of the competition, finishing in 11th place.

Speaking following Amy's cancer diagnosis, the BBC said in a statement:“Amy is an exceptional person, both on and off the dance floor, and is adored by her entire Strictly Come Dancing family."Everyone on the show is sending Amy all our love and she knows that we are all here to support her, whenever she needs us.”

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