Amy Dowden’s Strictly Come Dancing return confirmed after cancer diagnosis

Strictly Come Dancing’s 2024 line-up of professional dancers has been confirmed, with Amy Dowden returning to the ballroom.

The Welsh dancer, 33, was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer in May 2023 and had to miss out on being a competitor on Strictly during the latest series, which saw Vito Coppola and Ellie Leach lift the glitterball trophy.

Amy did however make surprise appearances which delighted fans, and has been keeping followers regularly updated with her treatment following her diagnosis.

And after weeks of rumours, she’s now been confirmed as part of this year’s line-up.

It’s also been confirmed, after much speculation, that Giovanni Pernice will not be returning.

The Italian dancer, 33, was said to have quit the show earlier this year after a series of accusations against his behaviour and teaching methods.

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The full line-up includes: Dianne Buswell, Nadiya Bychkova, Graziano Di Prima, Amy Dowden, Karen Hauer, Katya Jones, Neil Jones, Nikita Kuzmin, Gorka Marquez, Luba Mushtuk, Jowita Przystal, Johannes Radebe, Kai Widdrington, Nancy Xu, Carlos Gu, Lauren Oakley, Michelle Tsiakkas and Vito Coppola.

Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC One and iPlayer later this year.

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