Amy Dowden announces book offering ‘solace and inspiration’ after cancer battle

Amy Dowden has said she hopes to offer “solace and inspiration” with her new book Dancing In The Rain.

The Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer, 33, has battled against breast cancer and had a mastectomy and chemotherapy.

She first found a lump in her breast the day before going to the Maldives on her honeymoon with fellow professional dancer Ben Jones.

Dowden was subsequently diagnosed with stage three breast cancer.

The dancer recently finished chemotherapy and tests show she has “no evidence of disease”, so she has said she is working hard to be fit enough for the upcoming series of Strictly.

Announcing the news of her book on Instagram, Dowden wrote: “I’m so excited to share this…

“My book Dancing in the Rain is coming this September. I had such a blast shooting the cover and I can’t wait to share my story with you.

“From my first dance lesson, I never wanted to be off the dance floor; when the music is on, nothing else matters, and it has been what has kept me going in the toughest of times. Despite facing the relentless challenges of undiagnosed Crohn’s disease and recent breast cancer, my love for dance has remained unwavering.

“In Dancing in the Rain, I share my deeply personal story, which I hope will offer solace and inspiration to anyone navigating life’s storms.

She also shared a behind-the-scenes video from the photo shoot for the cover of the book in which she puts on her wig and poses for the camera.

Dowden said: “I cannot wait to share my dancing journey but also everything I’ve been through.”

Dancing In The Rain will be published on September 5.

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