Amy Dowden arrives at The Blackpool Tower on crutches
Strictly Come Dancing star Amy Dowden beams as she arrives at Blackpool Tower on crutches and in a glitzy orthopaedic boot just days after breaking her foot
Amy Dowden was all smiles on Saturday despite suffering another health blow following her cancer battle.
The Strictly Come Dancing professional, 33, recently shared the sad news that she broke her foot just days after she completed her chemotherapy treatment.
But despite her latest setback, Amy remained in full spirits as she arrived at The Blackpool Tower Ballroom, for the Strictly special, with a huge smile on her face.
Amy sported a glitzy orthopaedic boot and turned to the use of crutches, after originally arriving in a wheelchair.
Amy has made guest appearances on the programme earlier in the series but this weekend she was there to watch after suffering her injury.
Staying strong: Amy Dowden, 33, was all smiles on Saturday despite suffering another health blow following her cancer battle
Setback: The Strictly Come Dancing professional recently shared the sad news that she broke her foot just days after she completed her chemotherapy treatment
She posted a picture of her foot strapped up in a boot as she shared her devastation over the situation in a new post on her Instagram page on Thursday.
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!’
Amy announced earlier this year that she could no longer compete on the show following her chemotherapy therapy.
While she has not been performing, Amy has appeared on several occasions as a guest on the programme with her former co-stars.
Amy, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in May, and underwent a mastectomy in July, admitted the ‘relief is like no other’.
Amy beamed for photos with doctors and nurses at the Sheldon Unit as she rang the traditional end of treatment bell to celebrate.
Anotther setback: Amy shared the sad news that she has broken her foot just days after ringing the bell when she completed her chemotherapy treatment
Gutted: Amy posted a picture of her foot strapped up in a boot as she shared her devastation over the situation in a new post on her Instagram page on Thursday
Yay! Earlier this week Amy rang the traditional end of treatment bell to celebrate having her last chemotherapy session amid her cancer battle
‘My toughest journey yet’: Earlier this week, Amy revealed she is still in disbelief as she opened up about having her final chemotherapy treatment last week on Instagram on Monday
The dancer was all smiles as she was surprised by family and friends at the hospital who wore matching pink T-shirts and bought balloons, flowers and cake for her.
The BBC star admitted it was her ‘toughest journey yet’ as she opened up about completing chemotherapy and thanked everyone for their support.
She penned: ‘Still can’t believe I had my last chemo on Thursday. The relief is like no other. But I couldn’t have got through it without these guys.
‘Honestly the Sheldon unit truly are real heroes. Selfless, hardworking, caring team who puts all their patients first and for me always kept me at ease when I would have my melt downs, doubts and worries oh and of course listen to all my stories ( mainly dancing). Will forever be grateful to you all!
‘But also my family and friends. You know who you are. The chemo club, to helping Ben and myself out with anything and everything. My parents for coming to stay and help every session.
‘I loved my surprise of you all being there with T-shirts, balloons, flowers and cake when I rang that chemo bell! THANK YOU!
‘My toughest journey yet but I did it. Honestly so many to thank but it’s so appreciated. All your love and support throughout this stage has been utterly amazing and I’ll never be able to thank you enough.’
Ahead of the big day Amy admitted she had been ‘crying all morning’ as she arrived for her eighth and final round of chemo with her husband Ben.
‘Forever grateful’: Amy, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in May, and underwent a mastectomy in July, admitted the ‘relief is like no other’
Supportive: Amy beamed for photos with doctors and nurses at the Sheldon Unit as she rang the traditional end of treatment bell to celebrate
She later shared a photo of herself and two others who had also completed their chemotherapy treatment.
Amy, who was officially diagnosed with the disease in May, found a lump in her right breast in April, a day before she and her husband Ben Jones jetted off for a belated honeymoon to the Maldives after their wedding last July.
‘It’s chemo number 8! The last one! We are finally here. I’ve cried all morning!’ Amy told her Instagram followers alongside a photo of her and Ben about to enter the hospital.
‘Right an afternoon of chemo and then I’m so lucky and grateful to be able to ring that bell! Will never take it for granted! Thank you to the incredible Sheldon Unit! You are all amazing #nhs, all #trueheroes Right here goes! See you all later.’
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