Strictly’s Dianne Buswell shares sweet video as dad reaches cancer treatment milestone

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Strictly pro's update on dad's cancer milestoneGuy Levy - BBC

Strictly Come Dancing star Dianne Buswell has shared an update for fans on her father's cancer journey, as he hits an important milestone.

The professional dancer, who reached the Strictly final last year with EastEnders star Bobby Brazier and is now taking part in the Strictly Live Tour, first shared an update on her Dad's cancer battle in November 2023.

She has now offered fans another update on father Mark's treatment, and revealed that he has reached the halfway point in his chemotherapy.

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In a video posted to the dancer's Instagram page, Mark can be seen in hospital, directly addressing the camera and thanking fans for their support for Dianne and Bobby in last year's Strictly.

"I'd like to thank all those who voted for Bobby and Dianne," he said.

"Also, I'd like to thank all the people who gave me well wishes to get well and thank you from the bottom of my heart."

The caption for the video read: "Forgot that when I was home, Dad wanted me to film a 'thank you' to all the viewers who supported Bobby and I in the final and throughout the competition – and a big thank you from him for all the well wishes he has received.

"Dad's half way mark for chemo today," she added. "Proud of you Dad."

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Dianne and Bobby are currently on tour alongside Coronation Street star and Glitterball Trophy holder Ellie Leach, Bad Education's Layton Williams and broadcaster Angela Rippon, as well as Annabel Croft, Krishnan Guru-Murthy and Angela Scanlon.

The tour has seen all manner of antics so far, including backstage snaps in underwear, wigs falling off mid-routine, and tumbles during dances.

The remaining tour dates are as follows:

February 6-8: Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham

(Tuesday 6 at Thursday 8 at 7.30pm)

February 9-11: The O2, London

(Friday 9 at 7.30pm, Saturday 10 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm, Sunday 11 at 1.30pm and 6.30pm)

Strictly Come Dancing will return later this year on BBC One, while spin-off Strictly: It Takes Two airs on weeknights on BBC Two. Both shows are available to stream on BBC iPlayer.

Tickets for Strictly's 2024 live arena tour are available now.

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