Strictly Come Dancing professional Amy Dowden announces she’s engaged to boyfriend Ben Jones

Strictly Come Dancing professional Amy Dowden has announced that she’s engaged.

The brunette has told fans that Ben Jones, her dance partner off screen, asked for her hand in marriage on New Year’s Eve with a sweet post on social media.

‘Hello 2018 💍❤️’, she posted on Instagram, alongside a video.

Hello 2018 💍❤️

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The clip begins with Ben down on one knee and then pans to Amy looking very shocked as she walks slowly towards her him, sporting a very glamorous make-up look and a slinky black evening gown.

After accepting Ben’s proposal, the loved-up duo share a warm embrace. Clearly thrilled for the couple, onlookers can be heard clapping and cheer loudly.

Frankie Bridge, who was named the runner-up in the twelfth series of the BBC show alongside pro Kevin Clifton, led the way when it came to wishing the bride-to-be and her fiancé well.

‘Congrats!’ the Saturdays singer wrote.

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Fellow Strictly alumni Aston Merrygold was quick to follow suit, saying: ‘Congrats guys.’

Welsh girl Amy first appeared on Strictly Come Dancing in 2017 when she was partnered with Brian Conley, and the comedian failed to hide his excitement at the happy news.

‘I’m so please for you both you are going to make such a wonderful beautiful couple’, he quipped. ‘I’m now working on my best man speech and lotsa love Brrrrrri.’

The heartwarming mini-movie has since had close to 18,000 views and has also been commented on by lots of Amy’s followers.

The 26-year-old – who specialises in ballroom and Latin American dancing – and Ben first started working together in 2011, having been crowned British National Champions in the past.

When they’re not busy competing, Amy and Ben run a dance school together in the West Midlands called Art In Motion, where they teach children and adults of all levels.

Congratulations to the happy couple!