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Fans rally to support TOWIE star after cancer battle is revealed

There is heartbreaking news for the Essex star

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The Only Way Is Essex star Amber Dowding has been showered with support on social media after she revealed devastating news about her family.

There had been concerns sparked after fellow TOWIE co-star Georgia Kousoulou had posted an Instagram message to her 903,000 followers that her thoughts were with Amber during these tough times.

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Georgia wrote: “Can we appreciate the hotness of my beautiful bestest @amberdowdingx I don’t know what I would have done without you the last couple of years ..❤️

“Now it’s my turn to be there with you by your side through whatever life throws at you.. Until we are old & wrinkly , Iv got you girl love you princess ❤️”.

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As fans rallied to support Amber on social media, she took to Twitter to confirm that it had been a tough few weeks for her family.

Amber wrote: “It’s been a tough week & no doubt it’s going to get tougher over the next few months but I have the most amazing people round me …”

She continued: “.. And I can’t thank everyone enough. My family are my world as hard things will ever be, we have each other”.

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Speaking to OK! magazine, Amber said that her mum has been diagnosed with stage three breast cancer.

Amber responded to Georgia’s Instagram post, writing: “Made me cry.. Thank you my girl❤️ if I got you I’m all good x”.

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Fans left messages of support as Amber looked to help guide her mum through this dark time.

One wrote: “Thinking of you always@amberdowdingx ❤️ xxxx”

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Another wrote: “I think I could take a wild guess we sisters stick together @georgiakousoulou xxx”

Georgia responded: “Oh yes we do x”

Picture Shows: Amber Dowding, Lydia Bright, Lydia Rose Bright August 14, 2016 The cast of popular reality television show 'The Only Way Is Essex' are seen filming their circus-themed finale show in Essex, England. Bobby Cole Norris was seen dressed up as the ringmaster, while feisty castmate Megan McKenna came dressed as a lion and was spotted practicing her roar in the van mirror before filming. Non Exclusive WORLDWIDE RIGHTS Pictures by : FameFlynet UK © 2016 Tel : +44 (0)20 3551 5049 Email : info@fameflynet.uk.com
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In the same week, brave TV presenter Katie Piper has spoken out about the anguish and affect her mum’s cancer battle is having on the family.

Katie revealed the shock of finding out that her mother had cancer and how it had been the catalyst to become involved with Stand Up To Cancer.

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Her mum, Diane, had been Katie’s full-time carer after the ex-model was subjected to a horrifying acid attack.

Now Katie is looking to guide her mum through this difficult period of her life, after Diane was diagnosed three years ago.

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Speaking to Digital Spy, Katie said: “My mum has cancer. It started as primary and then spread secondary to her liver.

“She’s had quite a lot of surgery and chemo, she fought it and it came back and she fought it again, and now she’s having checks. So far, so good.”

She added: “It’s been such a gruelling three years though. It really takes it out of you. It changes your outlook on life too.”

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With Katie now use her position in the media and her over 500,000 social media followers to spread the word about Stand Up To Cancer.

She will be joining a host of celebrities in fundraising for it.

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Katie said: “I like this campaign as it gives you the power to say no, I’m not going to sit back and let this disease take hold. Some things aren’t within our control, so we should make the most of the things we can control.”

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