Despite finding themselves in the bottom two during week ten of Strictly Come Dancing, Amy Dowden remains one of the firm favourites to win this year's show alongside her celebrity dance partner Karim Zeroual. And while they have been wowing judges and the viewers at home week after week, the professional dancer is also busy planning her wedding to her fiancé, fellow dancer Ben Jones! Does she ever take a day off?!
Who is Ben Jones?
Just like the Strictly star, Ben is also a professional dancer. The couple were once the British National Dance Champions, with Amy also being 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.
When did the couple get engaged?
Amy announced her engagement to Ben in 2018 after he popped the question during a party on New Year's Eve.
When are they getting married?
In April, the Strictly pro revealed they were planning to marry in summer 2020 after securing their dream wedding venue. "Today is all about the big day," she captioned a photo of herself with her fiancé. "At the venue and so excited!!!! Now we need to get organised- send our save the date and start the count down!!!! #summer2020 #wedding #happy #excited #cantwait #love."
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In July, Amy revealed that the one-year countdown to her big day with fiancé Ben was officially on. "A year until we say 'I do'. #excitingtimes #cantwait #somuchtodo #haventevensentsavethedates," she said on Instagram, alongside a snap of the couple. "The official countdown to the big day has begun! One year today," she later told her followers in her Instagram Stories.
Dianne Buswell and Oti Mabuse are set to be bridesmaids. "On a serious note so honoured that you have asked me to be your bridesmaid for your special day," wrote Diane. "I can't wait!! You’re going to be the most perfect bride." Oti also said: "I said YES!!!! Well... to being a bridesmaid that is. Thank you so much babes and for allowing me to share this moment with you @amy_dowden. Let's make this the happiest day of your life and yes, I will enjoy these goodies on your behalf!!! Love you x. #sisterhood #strictlysisters."
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