Search icon


22nd Jul 2023

Strictly’s Amy Dowden heartbroken after doctor’s find more tumours

Amy Dowden has been diagnosed with another type of cancer.

Strictly Come Dancing’s Amy Dowden has shared a heartbreaking update after she was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year. The professional dancer has suffered a “massive blow” after her doctors found more tumours during a mastectomy.

The dancer confirmed she has now been diagnosed with “another type of cancer”.

She shared the harrowing news during an interview with Coppa Feel. This diagnosis means the dancer will have to undergo chemotherapy.

Amy said the year looks completely different for her now. She also confirmed she won’t be taking part in Strictly full-time but hopes to play some role in this year’s show.

“The rest of the year looked very different to what was planned but hopefully I’ll enter 2024 cancer-free and I’ll never take anything for granted promise to live life to the full!”


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by CoppaFeel! (@coppafeelpeople)

Speaking with cancer charity Coppa Feel, Amy said her most recent diagnosis was “a massive blow”.

“For me, my journey everything changed. I was originally going to have a lumpectomy, radiotherapy, and hormone treatment. But then, after my MRI, they found another tumour so then it changed into a mastectomy and then, after my mastectomy, unfortunately, they found even more tumours.

“And my pathology wasn’t what they were expecting. And they found another type of cancer and then they told me I needed chemo – for me that was a massive blow. It wasn’t in the plan, originally – and I know the plan you can’t get fixated on.

Amy said she is scared, but her oncologist said “that with chemo I’ve got a really good chance of a cure”.