Strictly's Tilly Ramsay grins at partner Nikita as she puts fat shaming behind her ahead of tonight's show

STRICTLY Come Dancing star Tilly Ramsay flashed a big grin at her dance partner Nikita Kuzmin as they posed up ahead of tonight’s show.

The daughter of chef Gordon has had a difficult week after she was publicly fat shamed by LBC’s Steve Allen, but has put it behind her to concentrate on the dancing competition.

Pro dancer Nikita shared the picture of them as they sat on the stage looking delighted, and wrote: “Excited for the show day! Favorite day of the week❤️✨✨ @tillyramsay @bbcstrictly.”
Tilly, 19, replied: “Can’t wait ❤️❤️”

Earlier this week Tilly and her friends and family were left shocked when the radio presenter branded her a “chubby little thing” live on air.

Tilly 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.

“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.

Tilly and Nikita have grown close in the competitionCredit: Splash
LBC host Steve Allen calls Strictly’s Tilly Ramsay ‘chubby’ on radio

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