BRAVE Strictly star Amy Dowden has shed a light on her "meltdowns" and tears amid her breast cancer battle.

Amy, 33, was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer in May and has suffered hair loss after undergoing treatment.

The professional dancer gave fans an update on her health as she took to her Instagram Story wearing a gorgeous headscarf.

She said: "I can’t now leave the house without something on the top of my head because unfortunately, [I’m] quite bald on top."

The Welsh star added elsewhere, "I think I cry less now. To begin with, it was every day, but now I have meltdowns when I wash my hair once a week.

"For the last two weeks now, I haven't brushed my hair and that has definitely helped.

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"Since I came out of hospital with the blood clots, I stopped brushing it myself because I was just getting distraught seeing how much was falling out."

Amy told fans her husband and dance partner Ben Jones has beenbrushing her hair so she can't see what's falling out.

She said: "I obviously am aware of it, but I'm not physically seeing or holding the hair that I'm losing and that for me is helping me big time."

The TV personality concluded: "If I take my scarf off, you'll see there's hardly any [hair left], but it's okay. I keep telling myself, 'This too shall pass.'

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"This is definitely the hardest part for me personally."

But Amy admitted she wasn't ready to shave her head: "I will get to that point… but I'm just not ready yet."

She suffered a setback last week after a terrifying sepsis battle, but was back in the thick of the Strictly bubble as they prepare for the upcoming series.

Amy is set to undergo the next stage of her treatment, recently telling fans: “Now I’m on way to chemo number 3! Let’s hope no hospital admissions and scares after this one.

"But I’m going with a spring in my step this morning after yesterday and knowing everyday I’m closer to dancing on that floor again.”

Last week, Amy was rushed to intensive care after contracting the deadly infection.

Doctors rushed to save her life as Amy's panicked family waited for news.

Amy's blood pressure was dangerously low after sepsis gripped her body – and she has very little memory of her time in hospital.

She told Hello! Magazine: "I just got very, very unlucky.

"I’m also more prone to infections because my Crohn’s means I have a lower immune system.


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“The doctors and nurses were telling me I had sepsis and that it was life-threatening, but I wasn’t taking it in.

"I didn’t become properly aware until later. I told my dad: 'I’ve got sepsis' and he said: 'I know!'"

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