Strictly's Amy Dowden shares emotional health update after being hospitalised

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Strictly Come Dancing professional Amy Dowden has shared an update on her health after being rushed to hospital with a "scary" Crohn's flare-up. She is now living with Tom and Giovanna Fletcher, and in her most recent post, said that she is now "itching to dance".

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She shared a photo of herself cuddling Tom and Giovanna's children Buzz, Buddy and Max, and captioned it: "The Fletcher family had taken me in and treated me as one of their own and no words will EVER describe how truly thankful I am! These hugs are certainly the best medicine!

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"Thank you again for all the lovely messages I’ve received. Certainly feeling like my chatty self again and drinking far too much tea and my feet are itching to dance!! @mrsgifletcher @tomfletcher."

Giovanna replied with a series of love heart emojis and wrote: "We love you xxxx," while fellow Strictly star Motsi Mabuse also commented with a trio of hearts.

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Amy is staying with Tom and Giovanna Fletcher and their three children

Amy was forced to miss Strictly as she recovered, and explained in another Instagram post: "Thanks for all the messages over the weekend. 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. I'm recovering very well and certainly being well looked after and look forward to returning to the dance floor.

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Amy says Tom and Giovanna made sure she 'had everything and more at the hospital'

"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."

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