Gordon Ramsay’s daughter, 19, couldn’t wipe the smile from her face as she shared a warm embrace with the choreographer, 23, during the show’s rehearsals at Hertfordshire’s Elstree Studios.
It wasn’t long before the Hells Kitchen star himself threw his support behind his offspring while re-posted the smiling snap.
Adorable: Tilly Ramsay appeared to be in high spirits in a Friday Instagram post shared by her Strictly Come Dancing partner Nikita Kuzmin
Tilly recently hit out at LBC’s Steve Allen, 67, for calling her a ‘chubby little thing’ during his radio show earlier this week.
Donning a long-sleeved black top and casual grey joggers, she wore her gorgeous blonde locks in a tousled ponytail and completed her outfit with fluffy tan slippers.
Meanwhile, Nikita looked equally as happy in a green sweater and oversized tracksuit bottoms – while placing a loving hand around his pal’s shoulder.
‘Excited for the show day! Favourite day of the week❤️✨✨ @tillyramsay @bbcstrictly,’ he wrote in his caption.
‘Can’t wait,’ the budding chef commented, followed by two red heart emojis.
Happy: ‘Excited for the show day! Favourite day of the week❤️✨✨ @tillyramsay @bbcstrictly,’ Nikita wrote in his caption
Doting dad: It wasn’t long before Tilly’s dad Gordon Ramsay threw his support behind his offspring while re-posted the smiling snap
Tagging his location as Los Angeles, Gordon wrote on his own Instagram profile: ‘Wishing these 2 all the very best for tonight’s dance, another extraordinary week of training, focused hard working and very professional.’
The CBBC presenter took to Instagram on Wednesday to respond to radio presenter Steve fat-shaming her on his radio show.
In the post, Tilly revealed she was ‘learning to accept’ herself but had still been left ‘hurt’ by the shocking remarks.
Cruel: It comes after she hit out at LBC’s Steve Allen, 67, for calling her a ‘chubby little thing’ during his radio show earlier this week
Alongside the statement she shared a soundbite from Steve’s show, in which he read out a comment from a listener alerting him to the fact Tilly was taking part in Celebrity MasterChef Australia.
Steve – who is on air between 4am and 7am – then remarked: ‘Is she? 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.’
Cruel: On his show, Steve had said: ‘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’ (pictured in 2019)
Shocking: Tilly said she was deeply hurt that Steve had felt the need to comment on her weight after watching her on Strictly
In response to the remarks, Tilly penned: ‘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 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.’
Tilly continued:’This isn’t the first and definitely wont’ 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.
‘And I understand that being in the public eye obviously comes with it’s 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’
She captioned the post ‘#bekind’.
Shock: The CBBC presenter had taken to Instagram to respond to LBC radio presenter Steve fat-shaming her on his radio show
Grateful: And Tilly was deeply touched when Love Island’s Dr Alex George wrote an email to LBC telling the station he was ‘absolutely horrified by the remarks’
Fury: Dr Alex wrote: ‘I am absolutely horrified by these remarks. It is widely recognised just how damaging such comments about someone’s weight are and the effect they can have’
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And Tilly was deeply touched when Love Island’s Dr Alex George wrote an email to LBC telling the station he was ‘absolutely horrified by the remarks’.
The CBBC star reshared his letter on Instagram alongside the words: ‘@DrAlexGeorge thank you so much’.
It read: ‘Dear LBC Radio, I hope this letter finds you well. I am writing to you in my capacity as Youth Mental Health Ambassador regarding the comments made by your presenter Steve Allen, on LBC Radio this morning.
‘Steve Allen made the following comments about Tilly Ramsay live on air, “She’s a chubby little thing isn’t she? Have you noticed? Probably her dad’s cooking I should imagine.”
‘I am absolutely horrified by these remarks. It is widely recognised just how damaging such comments about someone’s weight are and the effect they can have on an individual’s mental health.
‘We must not only think of the effect on Tilly here, which I can imagine could be significant, but also the potential impact to listeners of the show.
‘I am sure LBC, and Global as a whole, do not condone such comments. We are currently seeing a rise in the prevalence of eating disorders, with up to 3.4million people in the UK currently being affected. We must not underestimate the impact such remarks can have, feeding into the perpetual cycle of weight stigma that still exists here in the UK.
‘To reiterate, the discussion highlighted above about a young person’s weight live on air is not acceptable. I look forward to hearing your response to these comments and how we can work towards such a situation never arising again.
‘Yours sincerely, Dr Alex George.’
Meanwhile, Strictly stars flooded the post with support for Tilly with Janette Manrara writing: ‘How fast we forget what hurtful comments can do for someone’s mental health. You are a POWERFUL young lady! Wear your crown w/ your head held high’.
Two of a kind: Tilly is partnered with Nikita Kuzmin on this year’s Strictly
Giovanni Pernice penned: ‘Some people are very nasty !! Don’t listen to this crap .. we love You girl ! #bekind’.
GBBO star and Strictly contestant John Whaite penned: ‘He’s a piece of old sandpaper love, worn and used and has nothing to offer the world. And his vicious scratching has only left you polished and more fabulous. Love you.’
Her sister Holly meanwhile wrote: ‘Very well said x #bekind’, while their sister Megan echoed: ‘Love you Tills’.
Elizabeth Hurley’s son Damian reached out to Tilly to write: ‘what a total w**ker. bloody uncalled for. can’t wait for you to have the last laugh and keep winning. sending you love’.
Support: Strictly stars flooded the post with support for Tilly
Chef, social media influencer and TV presenter Tilly has over 9.5 million followers on TikTok, where she regularly posts funny videos of herself and dad Gordon.
She presented Matilda and the Ramsay Bunch on CBBC, which saw her cooking and having adventures along with her family, for which she received three Children’s BAFTA nominations.
In 2017 she published her first cookery book, inspired by the show, titled: Matilda & The Ramsay Bunch: Tilly’s Kitchen Takeover.
Tilly and her Dad also hosted a regular cooking item on This Morning, Big Chef Little Chef.
Meanwhile, Steve has hosted the early morning breakfast show on LBC since 2000.
This isn’t the first time the presenter has come under fire for making controversial comments.
Back in 2018, Steve was rapped by Ofcom after he mocked a blind journalist who became the first person in the UK to use a miniature guide horse.
Famous father: Chef, social media influencer and TV presenter Tilly has over 9.5 million followers on TikTok, where she regularly posts funny videos of herself and dad Gordon