Amy Dowden's latest health update leaves Strictly fans in tears a year on from cancer diagnosis

Amy Dowden's latest health update leaves Strictly fans in tears a year on from cancer diagnosis

WATCH HERE: Amy Dowden shares moving montage of her journey

Olivia Gantzer

By Olivia Gantzer

Published: 20/05/2024

- 18:41

Updated: 20/05/2024

- 18:46

Amy announced her cancer diagnosis last year and had to miss out on Strictly's 2023 series

Strictly Come Dancing star Amy Dowden has left fans in tears after sharing a moving video of her cancer journey on social media.

The 33-year-old recently completed her latest round of cancer treatment after finding out she now has "no evidence" of disease left, but she can't be given the all-clear for at least five years.

Dowden shared another post over the weekend, documenting her journey with an emotional video.

The reel shows her chemotherapy treatment days as well as the day she began to lose her hair before shaving it off.

Miley Cyrus' The Climb plays in the background through the touching montage, which was accompanied by a lengthy caption.

"These past few weeks and especially days I’ve constantly been thinking this time last year I was having this test, or this appointment," Dowden began.

The post continued: "A year ago today it was confirmed what we thought it was but it became reality and my life changed forever when the Dr said we are sorry Amy it’s cancer.

Amy Dowden

Dowden moved fans with an emotional post


"I can’t believe it’s been a year and all what my body has been through and achieved.

"A year ago Ben, myself and my twin sister cried together and had to pull ourselves together as we had to break the news to my parents and just knowing the heart ache and worry it was going to cause.

"I used to lay awake for hours with my mind going to all sorts of places, would I make it to Christmas, would I dance again, how’s Ben going to cope, I don’t want to lose my hair, you name it.

"I wish I knew then how I would be a year on. I told myself constantly this too shall pass and a year on, my hair growing back, my energy getting better and better, back dancing and most importantly spending time with my family and friends and appreciating life."

Amy Dowden

Dowden shared a moving clip of her journey


The Welsh dancer also reflected on how she's still getting to grips with having "a new body".

She went on to remind people to check their bodies as she expressed how "lucky" she feels to have been given "another shot at life".

Fans soon flocked to the comments to respond to the emotional video.

"Got really choked up watching this. My son’s a twin and he’s now at 3.5 and 2 years in remission. What you and all of your family when through I’m sorry you joined our club. Worst club in the world full of the best people x," one person wrote.

Amy Dowden

Dowden had to miss out on last year's Strictly


"You have inspired me on my own journey. Chemo done, hair shedding, radiotherapy on the horizon but still going! Got this," another shared.

Someone else penned: "We did it! I am a fellow breast cancer girl... mine was triple negative so had chemo too. I'm one year two months after diagnosis."

"I’ll never forget the consultant walking in , sitting on the end of the desk and saying straight out you have cancer .. no other words … will I die ? I asked … we hope not. no one should be hearing those words in this day and age," someone else added.

Downden's Strictly co-star Vito Coppola remarked: "Beautiful Amyyy We are waiting for you. Cannot wait to have you back with us and then our family will be complete again. Sending you all my love."

You may like