BBC Strictly Come Dancing's Amy Dowden says 'what an honour' as she issues fresh update on cancer journey

Amy Dowden has said "what an honour" as she issued fans with a rare update after her cancer battle. The BBC Strictly Come Dancing star shared an update with her fanbase and her followers via Instagram on Friday (May 17) as she judged an awards ceremony.

The BBC pro dancer wrote: "What an honour to be part of the judging team for the 2024 @gocardless @justgiving awards. The stories, the heroes… wasn’t an easy job and what a whirlwind of emotions.

"Over 18,000 nominees and we had the very difficult job of deciding who gets put forward to win an award on the night. Thank you for the opportunity and I look forward to celebrating with the winners later in the year.

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"Stay tuned to see who is put forward and then it’s down to you guys to vote!" In reply, a fan told her: "I am humbled to have been nominated by a mystery person for my fundraising for @hdauk to help people living with Huntington’s Disease. To be one of over 18,000 who made it to this panel of judges is amazing in itself.

"Thank you to my nominator and thank you to the judges(s) who would have read my story." A second said: "I nominated my amazing 11 year old son, he has raised thousands for cancer charities and @parkinsonsuk he received a few nominations from others so he is extremely grateful even to be nominated x"

In February, Amy revealed her latest health check showed "no evidence of disease" after undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Dowden shared the development with her 656,000 Instagram followers on Friday, describing the news from doctors as "words I dreamed of" and her "biggest accomplishment yet".

"Words I never thought I'd hear at one point", she typed as she thanked her husband, Ben Jones, family, friends and fans for their support.