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Amy Dowden
Born
Amy Dowden

(1991-08-10) 10 August 1991 (age 27)
Caerphilly, South Wales[1]
ResidenceWolverhampton, England[2]
OccupationDancer
Partner(s)Gino Gabriela[3]
2002–2008
Tom Parkes[4]
2008–2011
Benjamin Jones[5]
2011–present

Amy Dowden (born 10 August 1991)[6] is a Welsh ballroom and Latin American dancer. Dowden and her dancing partner Ben Jones are the current British National Champions in Latin American Dance.[7][2]

Contents

  • 1 Strictly Come Dancing
    • 1.1 Performances with Brian Conley
    • 1.2 Performances with Danny John-Jules
  • 2 Personal life
  • 3 References
  • 4 External links

Strictly Come Dancing[edit]

In 2017, Dowden appeared as a professional dancer in the fifteenth series of the British BBC TV talent show Strictly Come Dancing, partnered with comedian Brian Conley.[8] She is the first Welsh professional to take part in the show.[2]

She returned for her second series in 2018[9] where she was partnered with Danny John-Jules. The couple were awarded the first 10 score of the series when Darcey Bussell marked their Jive to "Flip, Flop and Fly" in week 5. The couple were eliminated in Week 8, days after controversial bullying allegations, with tabloids reporting that John-Jules had reduced Dowden to tears.[10]

Series Partner Place Average
Score
15 Brian Conley 12th 19.8
16 Danny John-Jules 9th 28.3

Performances with Brian Conley[edit]

  • Red number indicates Brian & Amy were at the bottom of the leaderboard

Performances with Danny John-Jules[edit]

  • Green number indicates Danny & Amy were at the top of the leaderboard
  • Red number indicates Danny & Amy were at the bottom of the leaderboard

Personal life[edit]

Dowden is from Caerphilly, South Wales and began dancing at the age of eight.[11] She is currently engaged to Ben Jones, her professional dance partner, and together they run the Art in Motion dance school in Dudley.[12]