Amy Dowden has teased a dramatic comeback to Strictly Come Dancing while she battles illness and undergoes chemotherapy.
The Welsh dancer, 33, who debuted on Strictly in 2017 with comedian Brian Conley, was anticipated to miss the following season.
Amy, who has always been honest about her Crohn’s disease battles in public, said earlier this year that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer.
She disclosed two months later that she had been diagnosed with ‘another sort of cancer’ despite having undergone a mastectomy, ruling her out of Strictly 2023.
However, Amy has stated in a new interview that, despite her continued treatment, she is hopeful of being featured in the forthcoming season.
Speaking to Hello!, she revealed that, after additional sepsis concerns, she might be ready to put on her dancing shoes sooner than she thought.
‘I’ve been on the phone to the Strictly team today,’ she revealed.
‘They said they’re getting me some fabulous wigs ready [for any appearances].’
Amy has stated that she aspires to appear, whether in a complete dance performance, a home video clip, or even an episode of the extra show It Takes Two.
‘The crew are being steered by me – they’ve been totally great,’ she added of the BBC talent show organisers behind the scenes.
Following that, she teased a surprise return to Strictly, claiming there are ‘days in the diary’ for when she might be able to make her surprising return.
She also stated that her coworkers have been bringing her gifts and that she chats with Dianne Buswell every day, referring to them all as a “team.”
‘I’m grateful they are including me because Strictly will help me get through the next few months, mentally. It’s just the tonic that I need.’
Amy paid tribute to her parents on their 40th wedding anniversary on Sunday, calling them ‘role models’ and said she was ‘blessed’ to have them.
Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC One and iPlayer on September 23.
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