This Morning hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield welcomed Strictly Come Dancing star Amy Dowden onto the show today who spoke about her battle with Crohn’s disease.

Crohn’s disease is a lifelong condition in which parts of the digestive system become inflamed and it one type of a condition called inflammatory bowel disease.

Speaking about the first time she experience symptoms, Amy said: “As a bubbly child I couldn’t sit still.

“My parents took us off to Winter Wonderland and I had stomach cramps and it was so painful, I collapsed. They thought it was appendicitis.”

Amy went on to reveal she had “awful stomach pains” and it wasn’t until she was 19 that she was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease.

She told Phillip and Holly: “It came with a vengeance when I was 18

“Terrible vomiting, extreme vomiting, extreme pain my body couldn’t cope, it shut down and I went into hospital.”

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