Who is new Strictly Come Dancing 2017 professional dancer Amy Dowden?

The Welsh dancer loves to perform the Rumba and names Strictly’s Katya Jones as one of her inspirations

Amy Dowden on Strictly Come Dancing

Strictly Come Dancing 2017 professionals: Amy Dowden

From: South Wales

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Strictly wins: 0. Amy is new to Strictly Come Dancing this year.

Which Strictly celebrity has Amy been paired with? Brian Conley

Brian Conley and Amy Dowden on Strictly Come Dancing

Who is Amy Dowden?

Amy began dancing at the age of eight and is the current British National Champion and one of the highest-ranking Ballroom and Latin American professional dancers in the UK. She is also a four-time British National Finalist and in 2015, she reached the semi-final of the World Championship.

“Becoming a professional dancer on Strictly Come Dancing has made my wildest dreams come true, it does not feel real!” said Amy. “I have always been proud of my Welsh roots and feel so honoured to be the first Welsh professional dancer on the most loved show on TV!”

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Rumba is Amy’s favourite dance and her go-to film is Dirty Dancing. One of her inspirations is Katya Jones, who joined Strictly as a pro-dancer just last year.


Meet the Strictly Come Dancing 2017 professionals

Janette Manrara

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Oti Mabuse

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Karen Clifton


Katya Jones


Dianne Buswell

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Nadiya Bychkova

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Amy Dowden

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Chloe Hewitt

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Aljaz Skorjanec

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Giovanni Pernice

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AJ Pritchard

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Gorka Marquez

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Pasha Kovalev

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Kevin Clifton

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Brendan Cole

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Anton Du Beke

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Neil Jones

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