Amy Dowden has celebrated Valentine’s Day early because she has a hospital appointment on February 14.
The Welsh born Strictly Come Dancing professional, 33, managed to go on a romantic day break with her husband Ben to a spa, where she was pampered like a Queen.
Amy and Ben enjoyed the spa at the award winning Hoar Cross Hall hotel in Staffordshire which boasts one of the biggest state of the art spas in Europe.
Amy told her online followers: ‘After feeling really rough the last few days (nasty cough) thank you for a lovely spa day today Ben.’
She also shared pictures from their relaxing day including one of them smiling together in their fluffy bathrobes and another of herself sitting in a large ball shaped rattan chair.
Amy Dowden has celebrated Valentine’s Day early because she has a hospital appointment on February 14
The Welsh born Strictly Come Dancing professional managed to go on a romantic day break with her husband Ben to a spa, where she was pampered like a Queen
She added: ‘An early valentines treat as Wednesday is a hospital day for me.’
As she showed off the blue mood lit pool she wrote: ‘It was the perfect day, thank you Ben.’
Amy was diagnosed with breast cancer in May last year, and underwent a mastectomy in July, taking 2023 off from the BBC ballroom dance contest while she underwent treatment.
Her friend, Dragon’s Den star Sara Davies, who competed on Strictly in 2021, recently revealed that she had to convince Amy to go ahead with her treatment when it was offered because Amy was scared she’d miss out on her Strictly career.
Businesswoman Sara said Amy had been ‘hardwired’ to dance from a young age and the thought of taking time off to concentrate on her health scared her.
Sara said on the Invite Only podcast: ‘I spent a lot of time with her at the start of the cancer diagnosis when she wasn’t feeling positive. She’d been dealt a bad hand and she was struggling with it.
‘I knew then I needed to be the friend that was filling her tank, but also if you just want someone to give you a hug and tell you it’s gonna be okay, I’m not the one to go to.
‘I was the one who was like, “What’s the plan, Amy?” and pushing her to make difficult decisions. She wasn’t sure if she was going to have chemo so we talked about that.’
Amy was diagnosed with breast cancer in May last year, and underwent a mastectomy in July
The Welsh dancer recently admitted she was so scared of taking time off from Strictly Come Dancing that she almost decided against having chemotherapy
She added: ‘What I’ve realised with the dancers is that from being little, they are hardwired to dance. And the biggest blow for her was, “If I don’t go down that route, I won’t be able to do Strictly this year”.
‘I had to look her in the eye and say, “Amy, you’ve got cancer. They’ve literally just cut your boob off. They are telling you you need to have this chemo to get better. Don’t worry about dance and Strictly”.
‘Her response was, “But they might not want me back next year”. So I said, “Amy, you’re amazing at what you do, of course they will want you back. You’re so well-loved. Please, it’s really important. Get well”.
‘And then she went on the show without her wig as well. What a phenomenal moment. When I saw her, I cried.’