TILLY Ramsay has blasted a radiopresenter who mocked her weight live on-air and called her "chubby".
The Strictly Come Dancing contestant, the daughter of chef Gordon Ramsay, said "words can hurt" after the cruel remark was made on LBC Radio this morning.
Host Steve Allen, 67, said Tilly, 19, was a "chubby little thing" and it was "probably her dad's cooking" on his early breakfast show.
In a post on Instagram, Tilly said she would “draw the line” at anyone making fun of her appearance and added that she “won’t tolerate” nasty remarks.
Radio host Allen had 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.”
Allen hosts LBC's morning show from 4am to 7pm every weekday – and has been working with the broadcaster for decades.
Tilly 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.
“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 okay to publicly comment and scrutinise anyone’s weight and appearance.”
Tilly received an outpouring of support on social media after posting her statement.
One comment read: "You are beautiful inside and out Tilly! Remember people like him say those things because of their own insecurities and problems, don’t listen to them and do you because you are amazing girl."
Fellow Strictly star Giovanni Pernice said: "Some people are very nasty! Don’t listen to this crap, we love you girl."
LBC has been contacted for comment.
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