Dianne Buswell has shared an update on her dad's health, revealing he has undergone his first round of chemotherapy in Australia.
The Strictly Come Dancing pro, 34, let her fans know her dad was in hospital due to health issues in early November, after she appeared rather emotional during an episode of Strictly.
Dianne, who is currently competing on the BBC One show with Bobby Brazier, has now updated fans on her dad's condition, saying she is "so proud of him" but wishes she could be by his side to "support" him in person.
"i’m so proud of you dad first round of chemotherapy today ! i wish i could be there to hold your hand and support you in person but i do know that i’m making you so proud over here in my concert every week !" Dianne shared.
She went on to joke that her dad has been talking about Strictly non-stop while in hospital, adding: "the Australian nurses and drs are now very aware of strictly come dancing as my dad won’t stop talking about it you can do this daddy xxx go mark @mark.3802 @rinabuswell".
Dianne's Strictly co-stars flocked to share their support, with Katya Jones writing: "You can do this Mark!!!" while Claudia Winkleman and Jowita Przystal both left three red heart emojis under the post.
"Sending so much loveee Di x," former Strictly star Ellie Simmonds added, and Amy Dowden penned: "Sending all my love to whole Buswell family! Mark you got this and soon it’s going to be a distant memory! Roll on 2024 where you will be watching Dianne live in concerts. Thinking of you".
Fans also shared their support for Dianne and her father, with one saying: "Sending all the positive healing love to your dad," and a second said: "sending you and your family all the love in the world," with a red heart emoji.
Dianne first opened up about her dad's health in a Youtube Q&A session with fans, who were left concerned after she appeared emotional on Strictly.
"I thought I would be very upfront and honest with you all. Last week I got some news about my dad’s health and I won’t go into detail, but obviously that affected me," she explained.
Dianne added: "Being away from home and not being able to support and help your family in a time of need is quite a difficult thing so I did struggle a little bit last week in terms of that. There is a little road ahead for my dad but I believe 100% he is going to be fine and we are all going to get through it together."
Dianne continued: "My dad is the sweetest, kindest man you will ever meet and the one thing he really wants is for me to keep going and to keep dancing my little heart out and doing what I love because that makes him the absolute proudest. Regardless if I go home with a glitterball or not I will still go home and have a hot Christmas."
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