BBC Strictly Come Dancing's Amy Dowden says she's 'still learning' as she updates fans from 'needed' sunny break

Strictly Come Dancing's Amy Dowden
-Credit: (Image: Amy Dowden Instagram)


Amy Dowden has told fans she's 'still learning' as she continues to share updates from her sunny break. The Strictly Come Dancing star ditched the UK for Portugal over the weekend with her husband Ben Jones.

Sharing a string of snaps to Instagram, Amy looked delighted to be on her holidays as she posed by the pool in a leopard print sun dress before taking a dip in the inviting pool alongside her husband, on whom she planted a smacker.

She was also seen poolside beaming as she held onto a bucket of champers as she was seemingly in the mood for celebrating after it was announced earlier this month that she'd been honoured in the King's Birthday Honours this year with an MBE. Captioning the sun-soaked post, the dancer said: "1. It’s vacay mode. 2. Unconditional [love]. 3. Why not."

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And her Strictly pals and fans were quick to respond. Dianne Buswell said: "Enjoy every moment." Jowita Przystal commented: "Enjoy." @n3ss_r wrote: "You have got a lot to celebrate @amy_dowden, enjoy every moment." @amydcwden replied: "It looks amazing!! have a lovely time." @sharronfisher added: "Have a wonderful time, you deserve it."

But there was one thing Amy was keen to let fans know, is that she never forgets to apply sun protection cream following her battle with cancer. Last May, the Welsh star was diagnosed with breast cancer and her treatment meant she couldn't take part in last year’s series of Strictly.

While she appears to be enjoying her time away, she posted a snap of a tube of sun cream and captioned the post on her Instagram Story: "Always now! How cancer has changed me."

Amy has since continued to share updates from her trip and referenced other changes as a result of undergoing several rounds of chemotherapy last year before being told there was 'no evidence of disease' in her body.

Amy is currently on holiday with her husband Ben Jones -Credit:Amy Dowden Instagram
Amy is currently on holiday with her husband Ben Jones -Credit:Amy Dowden Instagram

She shared a golden hour selfie of herself and fellow dancer Ben, she wrote on her Instagram Story: "Still learning how to style this hair," with a monkey covering its eyes emoji before adding a pink heart and a pink ribbon as a symbol of her hard-fought journey.

Amy's also spoken about the trip being needed as she took to social media in an ad post with Easyjet to ask her followers if they're a fan of a beach break or a city break. As she set up a poll, the 33-year-old said: "With @easyjetholidays there's so many to choose from. Super flexible but also last minute options. I love both but right now I need that sunny beach break."

Meanwhile, it was recently announced that Amy will rejoin the cast of professional dancers on Strictly for the upcoming 2024 series. it comes after missing out last year while she had treatment and also suffered a broken foot, but did mange to make a couple of appearances during the live shows.