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Amy Dowden is cancer free! Strictly dancer, 33, reveals doctors have told her there is ‘no evidence of disease’ following toughest year of her life


Strictly star Amy Dowden has revealed she is cancer free. 

The dancer, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2023, took to Instagram on Friday to reveal the happy news. 

While she will not get the all-clear for five years and will still need treatment, she thanked her family and friends for their support amid her ‘toughest year.’ 

Sharing a jubilant picture, she wrote: ‘NO EVIDENCE OF DISEASE! Words I dreamed of! My biggest accomplishment yet!

‘I won’t be getting the all clear for 5 years especially with a hormone fed cancer. But it was all worth it. Words I never thought I’d hear at one point.

‘So grateful for all the care I received and continue to have.

Amy Dowden is cancer free! Strictly dancer, 33, reveals doctors have told her there is 'no evidence of disease' following toughest year of her life

Amy Dowden is cancer free! Strictly dancer, 33, reveals doctors have told her there is ‘no evidence of disease’ following toughest year of her life

‘To my husband, family and friends who supported me unconditionally and to you guys! Thank you!’

She continued: ‘I will still need a monthly injection for 5 years and regular check ups.

‘Chemo and this past year has certainly took its toll on my body both physically and mentally, so I’ll be taking the next few months to heal and recover.

‘I have so much to strive and live for, and so grateful for another chance at life! Something I know not all get. I certainly see life differently and my life has changed forever!

‘Cancer affects too many so I will continue to do all I can to raise awareness and make sure I get as many as I can to.

‘It’s time to look ahead after what’s been the toughest year, and one I certainly didn’t expect!

‘Dance floor I’m coming for you! Welsh love, always Amy x.’

A number of Amy’s celebrity friends took to the comments section of her post to offer their well wishes.

A number of Amy's celebrity friends took to the comments section of her post to offer their well wishes

A number of Amy’s celebrity friends took to the comments section of her post to offer their well wishes

The professional dancer, 33, revealed on Monday that she had been placed in a respiratory unit amid her battle against breast cancer

Strictly’s Amy Dowden, 33, revealed on Instagram on Monday she was hospitalised after suffering from respiratory problems last week as she shared pictures from the ward 

Amy was diagnosed with breast cancer in May last year, and underwent a mastectomy in July, taking 2023 off from the BBC ballroom dance contest while she underwent treatment

Amy was diagnosed with breast cancer in May last year, and underwent a mastectomy in July, taking 2023 off from the BBC ballroom dance contest while she underwent treatment 

Amy shared a positive post after ending up in hospital and said she was starting to feel much better

Amy shared a positive post after ending up in hospital and said she was starting to feel much better 

Fellow Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer wrote: ‘Best news to come this year and it’s just the begging of the good stuff! I told you this is your year my girl and I am cheering you on with every bone in my body GO AMY you super star.’

Former pro Aljaž Škorjanec wrote: ‘GETTTTT INNNNN!!!!!’, while Carlos Gu posted: ‘You did it!!! Proud of you,’ and Luba Mushtuk shared: ‘What a wonderful news!!!! Yes yes and yessssssss.’

The news comes a fortnight after Amy was last hospitalised. 

Amy had been placed in a respiratory unit amid her breast cancer battle as she shared pictures from her hospital bed. 

Keeping her fans updated, she wrote: ‘So last week didn’t exactly go to plan. Feeling much better now and still taking it easy. 

‘But can’t thank the NHS and the care I received on the respiratory unit enough. Also to my family and Ben of course. Always dropping everything and spending endless hours next to my bed while I mainly slept.

‘Feeling much better and thanks for the many messages after going quiet. Off to oncology unit today for my monthly injection, (missed it last week due to being poorly). 

‘How is everyone? The sun is shining and I certainly can’t wait for spring.’

Amy had previously said she had celebrated Valentine¿s Day early because she had a hospital appointment on February 14

Amy had previously said she had celebrated Valentine’s Day early because she had a hospital appointment on February 14

The Welsh born Strictly Come Dancing professional managed to go on a romantic day break with her husband Ben to a spa, where she was pampered like a Queen

The Welsh born Strictly Come Dancing professional managed to go on a romantic day break with her husband Ben to a spa, where she was pampered like a Queen

Her latest posts come after Amy celebrated Valentine’s Day early because she had a hospital appointment on February 14. 

The Welsh born star managed to go on a romantic day break with her husband Ben to a spa, where she was pampered like a Queen.

Amy and Ben enjoyed the spa at the award winning Hoar Cross Hall hotel in Staffordshire which boasts one of the biggest state of the art spas in Europe.

fAmy told her online followers: ‘After feeling really rough the last few days (nasty cough) thank you for a lovely spa day today Ben.’ 

She also shared pictures from their relaxing day including one of them smiling together in their fluffy bathrobes and another of herself sitting in a large ball shaped rattan chair.

She added: ‘An early valentines treat as Wednesday is a hospital day for me.’ 

As she showed off the blue mood lit pool she wrote: ‘It was the perfect day, thank you Ben.’ 

Amy was diagnosed with breast cancer in May last year, and underwent a mastectomy in July, taking 2023 off from the BBC ballroom dance contest while she underwent treatment.

Amy voiced her determination to return to the dancefloor once again and reunite with her 'Strictly family' (pictured on show in January 2023)

Amy was diagnosed with breast cancer in May last year, and underwent a mastectomy in July

It comes after Amy spoke about the importance of being able to carry on with her TV work during her cancer battle, explaining that it gave her 'something to get up for' every day

The Welsh dancer recently admitted she was so scared of taking time off from Strictly Come Dancing that she almost decided against having chemotherapy

Her friend, Dragon’s Den star Sara Davies, who competed on Strictly in 2021, recently revealed that she had to convince Amy to go ahead with her treatment when it was offered because Amy was scared she’d miss out on her Strictly career.

Businesswoman Sara said Amy had been ‘hardwired’ to dance from a young age and the thought of taking time off to concentrate on her health scared her.

Sara said on the Invite Only podcast: ‘I spent a lot of time with her at the start of the cancer diagnosis when she wasn’t feeling positive. She’d been dealt a bad hand and she was struggling with it.

‘I knew then I needed to be the friend that was filling her tank, but also if you just want someone to give you a hug and tell you it’s gonna be okay, I’m not the one to go to.

‘I was the one who was like, “What’s the plan, Amy?” and pushing her to make difficult decisions. She wasn’t sure if she was going to have chemo so we talked about that.’ 

She added: ‘What I’ve realised with the dancers is that from being little, they are hardwired to dance. And the biggest blow for her was, “If I don’t go down that route, I won’t be able to do Strictly this year”.

‘I had to look her in the eye and say, “Amy, you’ve got cancer. They’ve literally just cut your boob off. They are telling you you need to have this chemo to get better. Don’t worry about dance and Strictly”.

‘Her response was, “But they might not want me back next year”. So I said, “Amy, you’re amazing at what you do, of course they will want you back. You’re so well-loved. Please, it’s really important. Get well”.

‘And then she went on the show without her wig as well. What a phenomenal moment. When I saw her, I cried.’



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