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Strictly Come Dancing's Amy Dowden and her husband Ben Jones' relationship history

The Strictly professional got engaged in 2018...

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Sharnaz Shahid
Sharnaz ShahidDeputy Online Editor
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She has been dazzling the judges and viewers at home with her incredible routines on Strictly Come Dancing but how much do we really know about the professional dancer's love life? Find out everything you need to know here...

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Amy announced her engagement to fellow professional dancer Ben Jones in 2018 after he popped the question during a party on New Year's Eve. Although it is not known how long the couple have been together, they were once crowned the British National Champions. Amy, who joined Strictly in 2017, is also one of the highest-ranking Ballroom and Latin American professional dancers in the UK. Together, they run the Art in Motion dance school in Dudley.

READ: Who is Strictly star Amy Dowden's fiancé Ben Jones?

After delaying her wedding twice amid the coronavirus pandemic, Amy finally had her "dream" nuptials  on 2 July, which she shared exclusively with HELLO!. 

The Strictly Come Dancing star and the professional dancer exchanged vows on South Wales' Gower Peninsula at luxury wedding venue Oldwalls. "I always knew I wanted to get married in Wales," explained Caerphilly-born Amy. The 31-year-old added: "It was a day I’d dreamt of since I was a little girl and, well, it was even more than that. Everything was perfect – from the flowers to the food to partying all night long." 

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Amy was the perfect bride

Amy opted for a white strapless gown from Laura May Bridal, complete with a leg split and embellished bodice.  She accessorised with a pearl-encrusted veil and a white hair accessory that fastened part of her blonde curled hair away from her face.  She later told HELLO!: "I felt like a Disney princess," while her new husband sweetly added: "Amy always looks stunning so it was no different to normal."

Strictly's Dianne Buswell was a bridesmaid on the big day. "On a serious note so honoured that you have asked me to be your bridesmaid for your special day," she penned. "I can't wait!! You’re going to be the most perfect bride."

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Chatting to HELLO! in 2019, Amy revealed that she would like her partner to join the upcoming series of Strictly. "We would love for Ben to do Strictly," she confessed. "If that opportunity did come up it would be amazing. He's my biggest supporter." However, she added that she couldn't see it happening for a while, explaining: "We're just doing what we're doing right now."

Amy changed into a second dress for the evening, which featured a V-neck, thick straps and a full skirt. Speaking of their first dance, which was to Natalie Cole's This Will Be (An Everlasting Love), she said: "We didn’t choreograph anything because we knew it would become work… Imagine a chef cooking on her wedding day?!"

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