BBC Strictly Come Dancing's Amy Dowden addresses future on show a year after discovering lump

Amy Dowden on BBC Breakfast
Amy Dowden on BBC Breakfast -Credit:BBC

Amy Dowden has addressed the possibility of her returning to Strictly Come Dancing this year. It comes as the professional dancer, 33, revealed she still has five years of treatment left.

Amy was heartbreakingly diagnosed with breast cancer last year. She was gutted when her intense chemotherapy treatment meant she would not be able to take to the dance floor last year.

Appearing on BBC Breakfast, Amy gave a health update. She explained: "I'm doing really well thank you, I can't believe it's a year since I found the lump, but I'm just so grateful in the year for the treatment I had, the NHS and all the charities and everyone that has helped me to still be here today."

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Amy also talked about the day she found out she had cancer, adding: "So I found a lump the day before I was going on my honeymoon, and obviously when I got back I went to my GP and yeah I was told unfortunately it is grade three cancer and I need a mastectomy, chemotherapy."

The dancer continued: "I was actually at the oncology unit yesterday having my injection which I'll need for five years, but I'm just so grateful to get another shot at life. I never thought for a million years at 32 that I'd be diagnosed with breast cancer, there I was living my life to the full on Strictly Come Dancing I just got married, cancer doesn't discriminate."

When asked if she would return to the series this year, Amy teased that she would hopefully be back. She told the hosts: "Do you know what, that would be the dream, I'm working really hard and getting my body fully back and rehab and physio. I've got a brilliant team so fingers crossed I'll be back on your screens dancing later this year."