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Strictly star Faye tells of mother's battle with cancer

Revelation: Faye Tozer
Revelation: Faye Tozer

By Alex Green

Faye Tozer has revealed her mother was being treated for breast cancer while she was competing on Strictly Come Dancing.

The Steps singer (43) was paired with Giovanni Pernice on the BBC One show last year.

In April that year her mother Dorothy was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer. She underwent a mastectomy and began a course of chemotherapy.

Tozer said: "While I was putting on sequins, mum was putting on a cold cap. That kept everything in perspective.

"If I was having a bad day, I knew that mum was going through so much more."

Asked why she had not spoken before, she added: "It was mum's journey, not mine."

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