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Strictly's Tilly Ramsay issued an apology after LBC host Steve Allen's 'chubby' comment

Strictly Come Dancing contestant Tilly Ramsay, 19, was left furious after being called “chubby” by LBC host Steve Allen live on his show this week. It has since been claimed that the broadcaster issued a private apology to Tilly.

During his show, Steve read out a comment from a listener telling him that Tilly was taking part in Celebrity MasterChef Australia as well as Strictly.

He responded: “Is she? Well, she can’t blimming well dance, I’m bored with her already.

“She’s a chubby little thing, isn’t she? Have you noticed? Probably her dad’s cooking, I should imagine.”

Tilly hit back at his comments on her Instagram account, stating she “won’t tolerate people that think it’s ok to publicly comment and scrutinise anyone’s weight and appearance”.

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The Strictly star added she tries not to pay attention to what’s written or said about her, but being “called out on a national radio station by a 67-year-old man is a step too far”.

Following Steve’s comments, Tilly was inundated with messages of support from celebrity pals and the public alike.

The LBC presenter has reportedly sent a private apology to Tilly, the daughter of chef Gordon Ramsay.

A source told the Daily Star: “Tilly has been given a full apology by Steve. He wanted to make it clear that he is very sorry to have upset her.

The celebrity chef wished his daughter and her dance partner Nikita Kuzmin “the very best” ahead of their performance last night.

Sharing a photo of Tilly and Nikita, Gordon typed: “Wishing these two all the very best for tonight’s dance, another extraordinary week of training, focused hard-working and very professional @tillyramsay @nikita__kuzmin @bbcstrictly.”

Fans reacted to her dad’s heartwarming post as they praised the youngster.

“You raised a whole Queen,” Lauren C.H. commented.


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