Strictly’s Amy Dowden marries Ben Jones in 'stunning' Wales ceremony

The Strictly Come Dancing star wed her partner Benjamin on Saturday after delaying the ceremony twice because of COVID-19

Strictly’s Amy Dowden marries Ben Jones in 'stunning' Wales ceremony
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Strictly Come Dancing's Amy Dowden has finally married her fiancé Ben Jones, after postponing the wedding twice because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The British professional dancer tied the knot with her beloved boyfriend at the weekend in a 'stunning' ceremony in South Wales, it has been revealed. 

Amy, who narrowly missed out on the Strictly Come Dancing 2021 final after placing eighth with partner Tom Fletcher, had originally planned to marry Ben in July 2020, but was forced to delay the nuptials because of the UK's COVID-19 restrictions on public gatherings. 

In an exclusive interview with Hello!, the 31-year-old confirmed that the couple finally exchanged their vows on Saturday after a four-year-long engagement. 

"It was a stunning venue. I always knew I wanted to get married in Wales," she said. "The day was a celebration of Ben and me." 

Amy Dowden

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Amy and Ben's wedding took place at a luxurious venue in Wales’ idyllic Gower Peninsula, about 60 miles west of the ballroom dancer's hometown of Caerphilly. It's understood that several of her Strictly Come Dancing friends attended the romantic event, with Australian Strictly pro Dianne Buswell serving as bridesmaid. The happy update comes just two weeks after Amy shared a carousel of photos from her Hen Party, which was organized by her twin sister Becky, with her 315k Instagram followers. 

Amy and Ben, who is also a professional dancer, currently live together in Wolverhampton, West Midlands. The couple has reportedly known each other for over a decade, with some sources claiming that they first met at a dance championship in 2011. 

In 2016, the talented duo founded the Art in Motion dance academy in Herefordshire, where they offer a range of classes in everything from children's ballroom dancing to formation Latin dance. They had been engaged since New Year's Eve 2017 when Ben asked for Amy's hand in marriage at a party attended by her loved ones. 

Emma Dooney
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