Strictly’s Amy Dowden pays emotional tribute to co-stars as she returns to set

Strictly Come Dancing star Amy Dowden has thanked her co-stars for their support as she made her return to the BBC set following her cancer diagnosis.

The professional dancer took a break from the show after she was delivered the news that she had stage three breast cancer. But at the start of the new season, Amy made sure she showed love to her co-stars as she headed over to social media to share a collection of snaps of when she paid a visit to the Strictly studios.

She then shared an emotional message alongside her photos. The 33-year-old wrote: "Tune in tonight for the first results show of the series! The standard this year is insane. What a great two live shows so far.

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"I was lucky to be able to be there for tonight's opening number a few weeks back and all I can say is WOW! What another incredible number created by @jasongilkison.

"It’s moments like this I need right now, escaping me from my now at the moment reality and I’m so thankful to the entire @bbcstrictly for this. Hoping to back with the gang real soon.

The star then went on to share how she's been dealing with her cancer journey. She continued: "There’s no textbook or right/ wrong way to deal with your cancer journey. Everyone deals with it rightly their way.

"I’m so lucky to be surrounded by so much support which I don’t take for granted and days like here is what keeps me going. I’m dreaming every night of dancing on that floor again but right now I’m my fellow pro’s proudest and biggest cheerleader.

She finished off by asking her fans their opinions on the current stars, she added: "Who’s your fav so far?! #strictlycomedancing #forevergrateful #strictlyfamily #support."

Seeing her sweet post, fans and her fellow Strictly stars rushed to the comment section to share their support. Pro dancer Katya Jones said: "YOU are our favourite!!! And we miss you with us dearly!!!!!!!!! so glad we got to spend that day with you."

Meanwhile, Dianne Buswell penned: "Can’t wait for you to be back i miss you chewing my ear off with just classic amy chit chat."

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