Strictly star Amy Dowden gets a visit from rarely seen twin sister Becky after hospital dash

STRICTLY star Amy Dowden gets a visit from her rarely seen twin sister Becky after her hospital dash.

The dancer – who has Crohn's disease – suffered a terrifying health scare and was rushed to hospital after falling ill over the weekend.


Since then she's been resting up and her twin Becky paid her a visit.

Amy, 31, uploaded a boomerang on social media of her sister plaiting her hair.

She captioned the post: "When your twin comes to visit… Straight on the sister duties @becky_dowden."

The Welsh ballroom and Latin American dancer was was forced to pull out of Saturday night's live show as she spent the night being cared for by doctors after an "unexpected Crohn's flare up".

Her dance partner Tom Fletcher and his wife Giovanna, as well as former star Sara Davies rushed to her rescue while her fiance Ben Jones was working away from home.

Sharing snaps from her hospital bed, Amy told fans: "Unfortunately, I was missing from the show as I had an unexpected Crohn’s flare up and hospital admission in which I received unbelievable care.

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"I’m recovering very well and certainly being well looked after and look forward to returning to the dance floor.

"Big thanks to lovely @saradaviescc and @tomfletcher for taking care of me (of all the days to be poorly, Ben was in Blackpool with the dance school).

"To the Fletchers who made sure I had everything and more at the hospital, have brought me back to theirs where the whole family are giving me all the love, care, burnt toast (Tom), unlimited supply of @mrsgifletcher clothes along with @tomfletcher sock choice😜 you could possibly need, lots of drawings and pretend injections from my new doctors Buzz, Buddy and Max.

Thank you, they really were sent to me."

Last year Amy revealed how hard she's had to fight the potentially deadly disease to achieve her dream of dancing with crippling Crohn's.

The condition causes severe inflammation and ulcers in the digestive system and has landed her in hospital more than 100 times.

Amy said: "Strictly has been more than a dance show to me, it got me through the darkest times of my illness. For me it was a big inspiration to keep me dancing.

"Dancing has pulled me through my Crohn's but it's a battle. I live in fear that what I love the most could be taken away.

"And I've been more ill this year than I have been in a long time."



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