Strictly Come Dancing star Dianne Buswell has shared a photo of her dad in hospital a few weeks after becoming emotional over his health diagnosis.
Last month the Australian professional dancer, 34, revealed her dad Mark was unwell.
Sharing a Q & A video on social media, Dianne, who is currently competing on the dancing series with EastEnders star Bobby Brazier, 20, said she wanted to share why she’d been visibly emotional on air.
‘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 said.
‘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.’
While she didn’t go into any more detail, Dianne has now posted a photo of him lying in a hospital bed.
In the snap, Mark was seen smiling at the camera while wired up to a machine.
Next to him were a bunch of balloons, one of which included a bright smiley face design, clearly intended to help cheer him up.
‘Love you so much dad. Sending all my healing wishes and energy your way,’ Dianne captioned her post.
She also tagged her dad, whilst also calling him her ‘hero’.
When sharing his health diagnosis with her followers, Dianne said there was ‘a little road ahead’ for him, but she believed he was ‘going to be fine’ and that the family were ‘going to get through it together’.
While Dianne’s family had plans to head to the UK for Christmas and watch her on Strictly, she said that wouldn’t be happening and she was instead planning on going home to Australia at the end of the year.
She then asked fans to give her dad ‘a little thought or prayer’, which she would ‘greatly appreciate’.
‘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,’ she added.
The professional dancer started to tear up and said she was going to continue to work hard on the show and do an ‘amazing job every single week’.
She then said that ‘regardless if I go home with a glitterball or not I will still go home and have a hot Christmas’.
Last weekend Dianne also revealed she was set to become an aunt again, with her brother Andrew is expecting his second child with partner Melissa Lejman.
The pair are already parents to a daughter, Zofia.
An ecstatic Dianne wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of her niece: ‘I can’t deal, you’re going to be the best big sis! And I’m gonna be an aunty to another beautiful niece or nephew. Congrats.’
Strictly Come Dancing continues on Saturday at 6.05pm on BBC One.
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