Strictly star Amy Dowden shares cancer update from hospital

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Strictly star Amy Dowden shares cancer updateMatthew Horwood - Getty Images

Strictly Come Dancing star Amy Dowden has revealed she is feeling "positive" following her breast cancer operation.

The professional dancer announced in May she had been diagnosed with the disease after finding a lump in her breast.

Since going public with the news, Dowden has kept her social media followers in the loop as she begins treatment.

On Wednesday, the star uploaded a selfie on a hospital bed with her thumbs up, revealing how her operation was the "first step" on her journey to recovery.

Taking to Instagram, she penned: "Step one to beating cancer! Rrrrrrready for this fight and more determined than ever to get back on the dance floor."

Soon after, comments began appearing from friends, fans and fellow Strictly stars.

Tom Fletcher, one of her former partners on the show, said: "Sending you all the love today. Us Fletchers are right behind you."

Co-star Dianne Buswell replied: "I'm sending all my energy your way, my love," while Gorka Márquez wrote: "You got this."

Stacey Dooley, Zoe Ball and Helen Skelton all also commented in support.

Dowden, who became a favourite with Strictly fans after joining the BBC One show in 2017, shared her cancer diagnosis last month.

On 24th May, Dowden announced her diagnosis after finding a lump in her breast.

"I've been through quite a lot in my life and this is another hurdle," Amy told Hello! after revealing the news.

"But if I'm positive and strong, I've got a really good chance of getting back out on the dancefloor as soon as possible."

Strictly Come Dancing airs on BBC One, while spin-off Strictly: It Takes Two airs on BBC Two. Both shows are available to stream on BBC iPlayer.

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