Amy Dowden

Birth Day August 10th, 1990
Birth Place Caerphilly, South Wales
Age 33 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Leo

Who is Amy Dowden?

Amy Dowden is a popular ballroom and Latin American dancer from Wales. She is mostly famous for performing in the seventeenth series of a popular dance show named "Strictly Come Dancing" along with her dancing partner, Karim Zeroul in the year 2019. She and her dancing partner Ben Jones are former British National Champions in Latin American Dance. She is currently in the British National Champions in the Latin American Dance. She has also reached the British National Finals four times and reached the semi-finals of the World Championship in 2015. Her favorite type of dance is Rumba. 

Sunday night saw Amy Dowden and JJ Chalmers's Strictly journey come to an end as they became the sixth couple to leave the show. The judges' decision to send the pair home proved a controversial one, with many viewers taking to Twitter to express their disappointment. And now Amy has broken her silence. "Strictly Come Dancing" professional Amy Dowden spoke candidly about her Crohn's disease, and how it has impacted her career in the past. She reflected on her health battle and how it has had an effect on her profession during an appearance on Tuesday's BBC Morning Live. When asked by co-hosts Kym Marsh and Gethin Jones how the chronic illness made her determined to pursue her career, she began: 'Oh absolutely. So I suffered since I was 11-years-old, I wasn't diagnosed until I was 19. 'But when I was 19 I was hospitalized for 6 weeks at one time and I missed out on the British Championships. And I knew what it was like to have my dancing taken away from me, and yeah I think that I wanted to prove I can do this. Amy also explained how the chronic illness works, saying: 'Crohn's disease is inflammation to the digestive system, it can start at the mouth and it can affect the entire colon. On Saturday, JJ Chalmers paid a touching tribute to Amy and praised her for 'never letting him down' despite her daily battle with Crohn's disease, admitting she 'could wake up any day and be hospitalized due to the condition. JJ and Amy were voted off Strictly 2020 after missing out on a place in the semi-finals, as the judges voted to save Jamie Laing and Karen Hauer following a tense dance-off. JJ, 32, also shared a heartfelt message with fans on social media. "Honestly I'm physically, mentally, and emotionally battered! But it's been the most incredible adventure, which has lasted far longer than I ever hoped and I've loved every second. After finishing bottom of the leaderboard at the end of Saturday's Musicals Week extravaganza, Amy and JJ found themselves in the dreaded dance-off alongside Jamie Laing and Karen Hauer. That meant they got to reprise their Charleston to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and it was very nearly enough to keep them in the competition with Shirley Ballas forced to use her casting vote after Craig Revel-Horwood saved Jamie and Karen but Motsi went for JJ and Amy. Shirley chose Jamie and JJ and Amy being voted out gave Strictly its most emotional exit of 2020 so far.

Amy Dowden is famous for appearing in the show "Strictly Come Dancing". She is best known for being the British National Champions in Latin American Dance with her dance partner, Ben Jones. 

Amy Dowden, a famous Welsh Dancer


Amy Dowden was born on 10th August 1990 in Caerphilly, South Wales. She holds Welshnationality and her ethnic background is Welsh-White. Her race is White. Leo is her Zodiac sign and her religion is Christian. As of 2020, she celebrated her 30th birthday. Details about her parents and education have not been publicized yet. She also has a sibling; twin sister named Becky Dowden. On the celebration of her 28th Birthday on 10th August, Amy Dowden shared a rare picture on her Instagram page. She wished her twin sister, Beckey a happy birthday and passed on lots of love to her. It is a surprise to see this famous dancer’s twin. She began dancing at the age of eight. With the excellent dancing talent, she never had to look back or quit dancing. 

Beautiful dancer, Amy Dowden's body build is slim. She stands tall at the height of 5 ft 7 in or 1.7 m or 170 cm. Her balanced bodyweight consists of 55 KG or 121 lbs. Her bra size is 32C and her body measurements are 32-26-35 in. (breast-waist-hips). Her shoe size 8 US. Her eye color is Grey and her hair color Dark Brown. She has suffered from Crohn's disease since she was a child. In May 2019, she spoke out about the effect the condition has had on her career as a professional dancer.

Amy Dowden Dancing Career

  • Dowden became the very first Welsh dancer to take part in the BBC's "Strictly Come Dancing". Firstly, in the year 2017, she appeared in season 15 with her dance partner, Brian Conley placing in 12th position.
  • In season 16, she partnered with Danny John-Jules placing 9th position with an average score of 28.3. The couple was also awarded the first 10 scores of the series when Darcey Bussell marked their Jive to "Flip, Flop and Fly" in week 5. 

Amy Dowden and Danny John-Jules


  • The couple was eliminated in Week 8 after losing a dance-off to Graeme Swann and Oti Mabuse, their elimination came days after controversial bullying allegations, with tabloids reporting that John-Jules had reduced Dowden to tears.
  • After that, in 2019, she partnered with Karim Zeroual in the 17th season finishing in 2nd place with an average score of 35.7. The pair received the first perfect 40 of the series for their Jive in Week 11. 
  • She also headlined her own tour 'Here Come The Girls' with fellow Strictly Professional Dancers-Dianne Buswell and Chloe Hewitt in the year 2019. 
  • Since 2018, she has been taking part in "The Strictly Live Tour". 
  • She performed with a celeb partner for the first time on Live Tour, her 2019 partner Karim Zeroual in the year 2019. 
  • She then announced her appearance with Jones at 2021 Dancing With The Stars Weekend at Alton Towers Resort Hotel. 
  • In summer 2021, she will be touring with the show "Strictly Present The Power Of Dance". 

Amy Dowden Boyfriend and Dating

Amy Dowden is not married yet but she is an engaged lady. Firstly, she began dating her boyfriend, Gino Gabriela in the year 2002 which lasted untiled 2008. After then, she began her relationship with Tom Parkes from the year 2008 to 2011. Currently, she is having an affair with Benjamin Jones who is a professional dancer by profession. The duo met each other for the first time in 2011 during the dance championship. Presently, she is engaged to Ben Jones and together they run the Art in a Motion dance school in Dudley. The couple is enjoying their present life happily without any disturbances. The couple is planning to get married soon and they are also looking for a grand wedding venue. Her sexual orientation is straight. Her current residence in Wolverhampton, England. 

Amy Dowden with her fiance, Ben Jones

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Amy Dowden Net Worth 2020

The famous dancer, Amy Dowden's net worth is estimated to have $2.5 Million as of 2020. Working as a dance professional in "Strictly Come Dancing", she was able to earn a huge sum of money. The professional dancers in the show get paid about £30,000 to £40,000 per series. If a celebrity contestant appears on the show, then they get paid nearly £25,000 for signing up. With her career as a dancer, she is receiving a quite good amount of salary. She is living a luxurious lifestyle from her earnings. She is satisfied with her earnings as of now. Her major source of wealth comes from her dancing career. 

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