Gordon Ramsay hits back at Steve Allen over Tilly fat-shaming remarks

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Gordon Ramsay has finally hit back at Steve Allen over vile remarks to daughter Tilly (Picture: PA)

Gordon Ramsay has spoken out against Steve Allen after the LBC host called his daughter Tilly a ‘chubby little thing’, mocking her appearance on Strictly Come Dancing.

Last week Allen made the appalling remarks on his radio show, and subsequently received over 800 Ofcom complaints and a telling off from Tilly.

The 19-year-old was surrounded by well-wishes both from her Strictly co-stars and many celebrities.

Addressing the vile comments, Gordon said during an Instagram Live on Wednesday night: ‘It made me feel very proud that she stood up and said, “I’m not taking this.”‘

Hitting back at Steve, he continued: ‘She is 19-years of age for goodness sake – busting 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.”‘

Gordon opened up about his own struggles with weight, saying it’s a ‘very sensitive issue whether you are a girl or a guy’.

Gordon recently sobbed as he watched Tilly on Strictly (Picture: BBC)

‘I am someone who has always struggled with their weight,’ he explained.

‘I 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.’

Steve has given Tilly an apology, but the young TV chef and YouTuber said she was ‘hurt’.

Gordon has been nothing but ‘proud’ of daughter Tilly (Picture: Instagram)

Tilly shared a soundbite from Steve’s show of the host responding to a listener who revealed she was taking part in MasterChef Australia.

‘Is she?’ he gasped. ‘Well, she can’t blimming well dance!   

‘I’m bored of her already. She’s a chubby little thing isn’t she. Have you noticed? Probably her dad’s cooking I should imagine.’

Following the backlash, further fat-shaming comments from Steve came to light and there have been calls for LBC to dop him completely.

Strictly Come Dancing continues Saturday at 7.05pm on BBC One.

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