Stars support Strictly star Tilly Ramsay after she is branded 'chubby'

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Several stars have come out in support of Tilly Ramsay after she was branded a "chubby little thing" by a radio presenter.

The 'Strictly Come Dancing' star has responded to LBC radio host Steve Allen, 67, after he body-shamed her on the airwaves, and a number of celebrities have sent words of support to the 19-year-old influencer.

Steve said on air: "Well, she can't blimming well dance, I'm bored with her already.

"She's a chubby little thing, isn't she? Have you noticed? Probably her dad's (Gordon Ramsay) cooking, I should imagine."

In response, Tilly urged Steve to remember that "words can hurt".

She wrote on Instagram: "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.

"This isn't the first and definitely won't 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."

Tilly's sister Holly Ramsay wrote: "Very well said x #bekind (sic)"

Several 'Strictly' pros have also come out in support of the star, including Dianne Buswell.

She commented: "Tilly your a beauty inside and out . I think your so brave to speak up about this perfectly said I hope people learn from this just know that we all support you and think your wonderful xxxx (sic)"

Oti Mabuse posted: "What on earth? Love you @tillyramsay some people just have no regard for others (sic)"

Former 'Strictly' pro Janette Manrara wrote: "BeKind…. 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 (sic)"

What's more, Youth Mental Health Ambassador and former 'Love Island' star Dr. Alex George wrote a letter to LBC Radio after he was left "absolutely horrified" by Steve's comments.

Part of his note read: "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."

Tilly Ramsay credit:Bang Showbiz
Tilly Ramsay credit:Bang Showbiz
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