“She is one of those warrior women – respect and love to you.”
Helen continued: “Thanks for your insight and sharing your story. Thanks for being one of those women who keeps getting back up (there’s a few around).”
Amy thanked her, while other Strictly stars, including Gorka Marquez, Graziano di Prima, Dianne Buswell and Johannes Radebe, also expressed their sympathies that she’d had to struggle behind the scenes with an “invisible illness”.
The disease is an auto-immune condition where the immune system attacks the digestive system, causing chronic inflammation and pain.