Amy Dowden facts: Strictly Come Dancing star's age, height, husband and more facts

4 October 2023, 11:59

Amy Dowden
Amy Dowden. Picture: BBC

Strictly Come Dancing is back once again for another thrilling series in 2023!

Amy Dowden will not appearing in the 21st series due to illness, but she remains very much part of the family of Strictly professional dancers.

Here is a handy guide to the talented star:

  1. Who is Amy Dowden?

    Amy Dowden is a Welsh ballroom and Latin American dancer.

    She and her dancing partner Ben Jones have previously been the British National Champions in Latin American Dance.

    In 2017, she joined the lineup of professional Strictly Come Dancing, partnering Brian Conley.

    In May 2023, Amy announced that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer.

    The professional dancer said: "Hey all, I've got some news which isn't easy to share," she wrote in an Instagram post. "I've recently been diagnosed with breast cancer but I'm determined to get back on that dance floor before you know it."

    She also suffers from the bowel condition Crohn's disease.

  2. Amy Dowden age: How old is she?

    Amy Dowden was born on August 10, 1991. She celebrated her 31st birthday in 2022.

    She was born in Caerphilly, South Wales, and began dancing at the age of eight.

  3. Who is Amy Dowden's husband?

    #tbt @benjones142 #dancers #happy #throwbackthursday #summertime

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    Amy Dowden is married to her professional dance partner Ben Jones, after he proposed to her on New Year's Eve in 2017.

    Amy was due to marry Ben in 2020, but the pair have had to push their wedding back to next year, due to the coronavirus.

  4. How tall is Amy Dowden?

    Amy is thought to stand at around 5ft 9in tall.

Meet all the Strictly professional dancers:

- Amy Dowden
- Dianne Buswell
- Giovanni Pernice
- Gorka Marquez
- Graziano di Prima
- Johannes Radebe
- Karen Hauer
- Katya Jones
- Luba Mushtuk
- Nadiya Bychkova
- Neil Jones
- Nancy Xu
- Kai Widdrington
- Nikita Kuzman
- Jowita Przystal
- Cameron Lombard
- Carlos Gu
- Vito Coppola
- Lauren Oakley