Strictly Come Dancing’s Tilly Ramsay opens up about her ‘challenging week’ after a public feud with broadcaster Steve Allen.
Chef Gordon’s daughter has had a rough week after being publicly fat-shamed by LBC’s Steve Allen, but she also took her first varsity exam.
Earlier this week Tilly and her friends and family were shocked when the radio presenter Branded her the “chubby little thing” live on air.
Tilly immediately posted a lengthy statement on Instagram criticizing 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” lewd comments.
Speaking earlier this week, Steve said: “She can’t dance well. I’m already bored with her. She’s a chubby little thing, right, have you noticed? Maybe her Dad is cooking, I must imagine.”
But Tilly didn’t let that happen and showed how she got off steam by bowling with her dance partner Nikita Kuzmin and some of her friends.
The 19-year-old revealed that it was a “challenging week” as he left his hair on the bowling alley.
Tilly managed to score 86% in his exam and overcame Foxtrot with Nikita.
His remarkable performance earned him four nines from the judges and the highest score ever in the competition.
Fans were thrilled for Tilly as the nation followed her in the wake of the body-shaming scandal.
One fan wrote on Twitter, “Tilly just got her highest score and 86 percentile in her first uni exam. She is currently winning in life.”
Another said: “Can’t believe Tilly scored 86 percent on her first uni exam while, strictly speaking, what an absolute academic queen.”
And the third commented: “Tilly deserves all the points. After a week to go out and perform like he certainly did (including a test fgs). Never underestimate a 19yo.”
Tilly didn’t hesitate to hit back at Steve after his shocking comments earlier in the week.
In response, Tilly wrote: She wrote: “I try not to read and listen to comments and negativity.
“However, a recent call by a 67-year-old man to a national radio station is a step too far.
“Steve please feel free to voice your opinion, however I draw the line on commenting on my appearance. It’s a great shame that someone is trying to turn such a positive experience into a negative one.
“This isn’t the first and certainly won’t be the last comment about my appearance. But please remember words can hurt and at the end of the day I’m only 19.
“I understand that being in the public eye has its own ramifications and I’ve known about it from a young age. However, I will not tolerate people who comment publicly and judge someone’s weight and appearance- It’s okay to check the color.”
Tilly, who is the youngest contestant on the new series and one of the youngest in the show’s 17-year history, received support on social media.
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