Strictly’s Amy Dowden lands HUGE TV presenting gig after doctors revealed she was cancer free


Strictly Come Dancing star Amy Dowden has landed a new presenting role on ITV’s Lorraine.

The dancer, 33, said she was ‘delighted’ and ‘couldn’t wait to get started’ following the toughest year of her life after being diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2023, before being told there was ‘no evidence of the disease’ on Friday. 

Amy, who already presents BBC‘s Dare To Dance, will present celeb interviews and behind-the-scenes content.

What ‘Happy’ Amy Said

She said: ‘I’m delighted to join the Lorraine family and can’t wait to be part of the brilliant team of presenters on the show. ‘It’s been a tough year but this is something I’m so excited about and can’t wait to get started’.

Meanwhile Lorraine Kelly said: ‘We’re thrilled to have Amy join the Lorraine family. We always love it when Amy is on the show, and know our viewers do too, so we can’t wait to see more of her. She’s had an incredibly tough year and overcome it with such grace, I’m so excited to welcome her to the show.’  

How Her Colleagues Gave Her Support

It comes after Amy praised her Strictly Come Dancing co-stars for helping her with her show Dare To Dance after her cancer diagnosis.

The show sees her teach people to dance and learn routines so they can surprise their loved ones.

After her diagnosis Amy underwent a mastectomy and chemotherapy, meaning she was unable to dance on the show.

However, she revealed that her Strictly co-stars stepped in to help her finish the series, gushing that they were a ‘family’.

Appearing on The One Show on Monday, Amy explained: ‘They came to the rescue because I obviously I did get diagnosed with breast cancer at the start of the series. 

‘And I gave them the call and it added to it and it was a lovely surprise for each of the contributors as well. 

Dianne [Buswell] came along, Graziano [Di Prima], Carlos [Gu], Oti [Mabuse] – it was brilliant. It’s such a family, the Strictly family, it really is. We go to each other for everything.’

She previously spoke about how important it was to her to be able to carry on with her TV work during her cancer battle, explaining that it gave her ‘something to get up for’ every day.

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Speaking to BBC News last week, Amy said: ‘We continued to film right until my mastectomy [last June]. 

‘And then two weeks after my mastectomy, I was back – I couldn’t dance myself, but I could still instruct – and we got the series done before I started chemo.

How She Got Through The Difficult Time

‘So I was very much involved, far more than I thought, and it really, really helped. think had I had all that taken away from me, I would have really struggled.’

She added that she ‘learned so much’ from the contributors on the show too, saying: ‘We become really close, like a family.

‘When you’re doing something as intensive this, it’s important for the team to create that special bond.

‘And honestly, it’s what helped me get through such a difficult period in my life. Because I had a focus, and I had something to get up for every day.’

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