Amy Dowden’s future on this season of Strictly Come Dancing has been confirmed, after her hint of a forthcoming appearance.
The professional dancer, 33, disclosed earlier this year that she had stage 3 breast cancer.
She’s since had a single mastectomy and is undergoing chemotherapy after doctors discovered new malignancies, forcing her to leave Strictly 2023.
However, Amy hinted a return to the Strictly studios earlier this week, saying that she hopes to appear, whether in a complete dance routine, a home video clip, or even an episode of supplemental show It Takes Two.
‘I’ve been on the phone to the Strictly team today,’ she revealed to Hello! in a recent interview.
‘They said they’re getting me some fabulous wigs ready [for any appearances].’
Paying tribute to the organisers behind the scenes on the BBC talent show, she added: ‘The team are being guided by me – they’ve been utterly amazing.’
More information concerning her future on the programme has surfaced, with a source telling Express.co.uk that she ‘will be in the series’ but ‘wasn’t there to film the premiere opener’.
Strictly management had already extended Amy their best wishes and stated that the door was open for Amy to return.
‘Amy is an outstanding person, both on and off the dance floor, and is cherished by her whole Strictly Come Dancing family,’ said Sarah James, Strictly’s executive producer.
‘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.’
Amy recently admitted how ‘challenging’ it is not to be a part of the Strictly Come Dancing 2023 group routines.
However, during a set visit, she received a glam-up by the hair and make-up team, before facing her third round of chemotherapy, marking the occasion by writing on her Story: ‘Let’s go! Number three! Next cycle I’ll be saying half way!’
Amy recently revealed that she had a scary health scare following her first round of chemotherapy, when she was treated in hospital for sepsis in what doctors called a ‘life-threatening’ condition.
She was able to start her treatment after returning home following her stage three breast cancer diagnosis, and she has shown her support for the Strictly cast ahead of the new season’ premiere.
‘So grateful for my @bbcstrictly family💖, yesterday was just what I needed ahead of today. I’ve felt part of the whole journey so far!’ she wrote on Instagram, alongside a picture of her with sparkly make-up and glamorous lashes.
‘I’ve seen all the group numbers and the process by videos, then again watching yesterday and WOW honestly the best yet!’
The dancer continued, writing how ‘hard’ it is not to be a part of the pro line-up this year, but stressing how ‘proud’ she is to work on the show.
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‘Yes it’s hard not being up there with them doing what I love but so proud to [be] part of such a talented team,’ she wrote.
‘I loved being made glamorous by the hair and make up team, putting on a sparkly dress from [wardrobe] and feeling like Amy again being at my favourite place 💖!
‘So very grateful! Now I’m on way to chemo number 3! Let’s hope no hospital admissions and scares after this one. But I’m going with a spring in my step this morning after yesterday and knowing everyday I’m closer to dancing on that floor again 💖🙏🎀.’
This follows the release of a teaser featuring the stars showing off their dancing talents, as well as the first look at this year’s professional lineup.
Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC One later this month.
Source My Celebrity Life.