Strictly Amy: Crohn’s and Me

In this candid and personal documentary Strictly Professional Dancer, Amy Dowden, Opens up about her battle with Crohn’s disease.

Awarded a BAFTA Cymru in ‘Single Documentary’

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Amy’s chronic bowel condition was a secret she’d keep out of the professional spotlight for fear of it overshadowing her success. But now, for the first time, the Welsh dancing star shows us the brutal reality of living with this disease.

As she embarks on the busiest professional and personal few months of her life – from the UK Strictly Tour to her debut solo dance show and summer wedding – Amy is hospitalised by her illness at the height of the Coronavirus pandemic. In this authored documentary, Strictly Dancing Professional Amy Dowden reveals what life is like living with a chronic condition, the effect it has on her career as a dancer and hears the severe impact this incurable disease has had on others.

Strictly Amy: Crohn’s and Me aired on Thursday 15th October, 9 pm on BBC Cymru Wales. 

It aired again on August 27th 2021, 7 pm on BBC ONE.

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