Amy Dowden is staying with Tom and Giovanna Fletcher after experiencing a "scary" Crohn's flare up over the weekend.

The Welsh professional dancer was forced to miss the live Strictly Come Dancing show on Saturday after the health scare saw her taken to hospital in an ambulance.

Explaining her absence, the 31-year-old shared snaps from her hospital bed and sweet images of her recovering at the Fletcher house.

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Amy's picture posted from hospital

"Thanks for the all messages over the weekend," she told her 300k Instagram followers.

"Unfortunately, I was missing from the show as I had an unexpected Crohn's flare up and hospital admission in which I received unbelievable care. I'm recovering very well and certainly being well looked after and look forward to returning to the dance floor."

Amy then thanked Dragon's Den star Sara Davies and Tom Fletcher for taking care of her while her partner Ben Jones was working away from home.

"Big thanks to lovely @saradaviescc and @tomfletcher for taking care of me (of all the days to be poorly, Ben was in Blackpool with the dance school)," she explained.

Amy then revealed she had temporarily moved in with Tom and Giovanna, who have provided her with clothes and "burnt toast", while their kids have been drawing her "get well soon" cards.

Amy said: "To the Fletchers who made sure I had everything and more at the hospital, have brought me back to theirs where the whole family are giving me all the love, care, burnt toast (Tom), unlimited supply of @mrsgifletcher clothes along with @tomfletcher sock choice you could possibly need, lots of drawings and pretend injections from my new doctors Buzz, Buddy and Max. Thank you, they really were sent to me!"

Tom also took to Instagram to share his own message following the "scary" experience and said Amy was one of the strongest people he knows.

He wrote to his two million followers: "Let it be known that @amy_dowden is one of the strongest people I've EVER met!

"Having watched her documentary about living with Crohn's before we were partnered together, I had an insight into what she has to live with but, without going into detail, being with her during a Crohn's flare up this weekend was a pretty scary experience to say the least!

Tom Fletcher and Amy Dowden on Strictly Come Dancing

"So glad @saradaviescc and I were with her to do what we could until the ambulance arrived (although Amy doesn't even remember Sara donating her extra pair of trousers or me heroically carrying her into the ambulance in my crocs).

"She's home with us now and back to chatting non-stop and drinking her way through our supply of teabags, so I think she's on the mend.

"Rest assured, the Fletchers are taking care of her."

Amy recently opened up about her emotional journey with Crohn's disease, which she's suffered with since the age of 11 and was diagnosed with at 19, in her incredible documentary Crohn's and Me. You can read more on this here.

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