GORDON Ramsay has wished his daughter Tilly good luck with a sweet message ahead of tonight's Strictly Come Dancing.
The chef, 54, has maintained a stoic silence after LBC host Steve Allen called Tilly, 19, a "chubby little thing" on his radio show earlier in the week.
And today he ignored the hurtful comments in an Instagram post complimenting his daughter's professionalism.
He wrote: "Wishing these 2 all the very best for tonight’s dance , another extraordinary week of training, focused hard working and very professional @tillyramsay @nikita__kuzmin @bbcstrictly."
Tilly was shocked when controversial Allen fat-shamed her live on air.
She immediately took to Instagram where she posted a lengthy statement slamming the 67-year-old breakfast show DJ.
In her post, she said she would “draw the line” at anyone making fun of her appearance and that she “won’t tolerate” nasty remarks.
Speaking earlier this week, Steve said: “She can’t blooming 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.”
In response, Tilly wrote: She wrote: “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.
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“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.
“This isn’t the first and definitely won’t be the last comment made about my appearance. But please remember that words can hurt and at the end of the day I am only 19.
“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 OK to publicly comment and scrutinise anyone’s weight and appearance.”
Tilly, who is the youngest competitor in the new series and one of the youngest in the show’s 17-year history, received an outpouring of support on social media.
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