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Amy Dowden says she feels like herself again as she models wig after hair loss trauma

The Strictly Come Dancing pro is battling breast cancer

CARDIFF, WALES - OCTOBER 09: Amy Dowden attends the BAFTA Cymru Awards 2022 at St David's Hall on October 9, 2022 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Matthew Horwood/Getty Images)
Amy Dowden is battling breast cancer. (Getty Images)

Amy Dowden said she feels like herself again as she showed off a new wig after losing her own hair amid her cancer battle.

The Strictly Come Dancing pro is fighting breast cancer and has said losing her long locks was traumatic. In the end, she shaved off her own hair, which she said was “the hardest step so far" but a way to take back some control.

The dancer, 33, has now got two new wigs and modelled one of them in snaps on Instagram.

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“HAD THE BEST MORNING!” she told her fans, saying the wigs were “beautiful” and “gorgeous”.

“I feel like Amy,” she said.

The wig Dowden was wearing looked much like her own hair, but she teased that the other – which she didn’t share a picture of – was not what fans would expect.

“They have given me my confidence back,” she said in the moving post, adding the hashtag “#feellikemeagain”.

The TV star opened up about her breast cancer diagnosis in May this year, and then just a few weeks later she explained that she had received a second cancer diagnosis.

She recently told the Mirror that losing her hair left her in tears, and that her husband Ben Jones would hear her crying most nights and would come to comfort her.

“I was traumatised, crying,” she said. “I would only brush my hair once a day, but I would dread that brush.”

Amy Dowden is a dancer on Strictly Come Dancing. (BBC)
Amy Dowden is a dancer on Strictly Come Dancing. (BBC)

Dowden took the decision to shave her hair in September and shared a poignant video that showed her clipping it off surrounded by loved ones.

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“Since taking control, I feel I can now see the finish line,” she wrote.

“This for me was a hurdle I couldn’t even bring myself to think or speak about. I’ve done it and I’ve also crossed the half way chemo line!

“I’m feeling empowered and positive!”

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