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Gordon Ramsay finally breaks silence after daughter Tilly body-shamed

Strictly star Tilly Ramsay was called a "chubby little thing" by LBC Radio host Steve Allen

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Bridie Wilkins
Senior Health & Fitness Writer
Updated: 28 October 2021
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Gordon Ramsay has finally spoken out after daughter and Strictly Come Dancing star Tilly Ramsay was body-shamed. LBC Radio host Steve Allen called Tilly a "chubby little thing", adding that she had clearly enjoyed her dad's cooking, and Tilly responded with the following statement.

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"I try not to read and listen to comments and negativity, however recently being called out on a national radio station by a 67-year-old man is a step too far. Steve please feel free to voice your opinions however I draw the line at commenting on my appearance. It’s such a shame that someone is trying to make such a positive experience negative."

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She added: "This isn’t the first and definitely won’t be the last comment made about my appearance and I accept that and I’m learning to accept myself. But please remember that words can hurt and at the end of the day I am only 19 and I’m so grateful for all the amazing opportunities I have been able to take part in.

"I understand that being in the public eye obviously comes with its own repercussions and I’ve been aware of this from a young age. However, I won’t tolerate people that think it’s okay to publicly comment and scrutinise anyone’s weight and appearance. Love Tilly xx."

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Tilly's dad Gordon has now had his say during an Instagram Live: "It made me feel very proud that she stood up and said, 'I’m not taking this,' he gushed during an Instagram Live interview. She is 19-years of age for goodness sake – bursting her a**e off and attending university by Zoom and learning the most extraordinary moves with Nikita [Kuzmin]. I think it was a breath of fresh air that level of standing up and saying, 'We’re not going to tolerate that.'"

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Tilly is competing in Strictly Come Dancing with pro Nikita Kuzmin

The chef went on to open up about his own weight anxiety.

"It is a very sensitive issue whether you are a girl or a guy. I am someone who has always struggled with their weight and have to train, we eat all day. I pick, we graze, we are around food 24/7. If we don’t train I’d be 350-400 pounds – so all credit to her."

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