Strictly’s Amy Dowden says she’s ‘not smiled since Tuesday’ after ‘rubbish week’

Strictly’s Amy Dowden chats about ‘rubbish week’

Amy Dowden confessed that she has “not smiled since Tuesday” as the Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer lamented her “rubbish week” to her 625,000 Instagram followers.

The 33-year-old has been forced to pull out of any possible performances during this series of Strictly after fracturing her foot.

Her injury came just days after she celebrated finishing chemotherapy treatment for her breast cancer.

The Caerphilly-born dancer, who joined Strictly in 2017, said in a video: “I’ve not smiled since Tuesday, but now I am smiling again.”

Thanking fans for their support she said: “Guys your support, your love, it honestly means the world to me. Thank you so much. It’s been a rubbish week but I am feeling better.”

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Despite not being able to return to the dancefloor this year, Amy confirmed she had travelled to Blackpool and watched “some beautiful dancing”.

Earlier this year she was diagnosed with breast cancer, which meant she was unable to participate in this year’s show with a celebrity partner.

The ballroom dancer went public with her diagnosis in back May after finding lump in her breast a day before she and her husband flew on their honeymoon.

Just days after completing her last round of treatment, Amy took to Instagram to share the disappointing news about her foot injury.

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She wrote: “Not the week I was hoping for since finishing chemo.

“Port out but unfortunately gained a boot for a fractured foot.

“Absolutely gutted and heartbroken as this means the plans for me to dance in the Strictly Ballroom this year are no longer possible. This is what has kept me going the past few months.

“2023 is certainly not my year, roll on 2024 I say!”

This weekend, Strictly will go north to Blackpool and the stars will perform in the iconic Tower Ballroom.

Strictly Come Dancing airs Saturday at 6.40pm on BBC One.

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