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Strictly's Amy Dowden marries beau Ben Jones with Dianne Buswell as bridesmaid

Strictly Come Dancing's Amy Dowden has married her long-time beau Ben Jones in intimate wedding.The 31-year-old BBC dancing professional has finally tied the knot with her fiancé Ben Jones, after a slew of pandemic-related delays.Getting wed in an intimate and romantic ceremony in front of close friends and family, the pair tied the knot at a five-star wedding venue in Gower Peninsula, South Wales. Strictly Come Dancing co-star and close pal Dianne Buswell was even a bridesmaid for the couple.READ NEXT: Strictly's Amy Dowden shares 'inspiring' photo to take stigma away from Crohn'sSpeaking to Hello! Magazine, Amy lifted the lid on her big day, saying: "It was a stunning venue.

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