Gordon Ramsay has finally spoken out after his 19 year old daughter Tilly Ramsay hit back at LBC radio presenter Steve Allen for calling her "chubby" on his show.
The TV chef, 54, who also shares four other children with his wife Tana Ramsay, was doing an Instagram Live interview when he addressed the situation Wednesday.
The dad-of-five said he felt so "proud" of his daughter, who is currently taking part in Strictly Come Dancing, and revealed she has been working so hard and such long hours but still took the time to stand up for herself.
"It made me feel very proud that she stood up and said, 'I’m not taking this,'" Gordon shared.
"She is 19 years of age for goodness sake – bursting her a**e off and attending university by Zoom and learning the most extraordinary moves with Nikita [Kuzmin].
The star told The Sun: "I think it was a breath of fresh air that level of standing up and saying, 'We’re not going to tolerate that.'"
The Gordon, Gino and Fred's Road Trip star went on to say he understands the difficulty Tilly faces and her determination to stand up against such criticism about her weight because he has also struggled with it.
"It is a very sensitive issue whether you are a girl or a guy," he reflected. "I am someone who has always struggled with their weight.
"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," the Hell's Kitchen chef added.
Speaking about Tilly's performance on the BBC dance competition last week, LBC radio presenter Steve said that he was "bored with her already", before branding her "a chubby little thing" live on air.
Angry and disappointed by the host using his platform to focus on her appearance, CBBC star Tilly wrote a lengthy statement explaining why she didn't think it was acceptable.
"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," she told her followers.
"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."
"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," the university student continued, going on to say she's grateful for all the opportunities she's had at such a tender age and understands the scrutiny of being in the public eye.
But despite being fully aware of that from a young age, due to being the daughter of a famous TV chef, Tilly insisted she "won't tolerate people that think it's okay to publicly comment and scrutinise anyone's weight and appearance".
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