Tilly Ramsay isn’t worried about Strictly criticism as dad Gordon is one of the “harshest critics”

Tilly Ramsay talks all things Strictly ahead of her debut

Strictly star Tilly Ramsay

One thing that comes with Strictly Come Dancing is the tough criticism from judges, especially Craig Revel Horwood and former judge Bruno Tonioli, who are known for telling it how it is.


However, chef and social media star Tilly Ramsay is one contestant in the Strictly Come Dancing 2021 line-up, who isn’t particularly worried about this, thanks to her dad, famous TV chef Gordon Ramsay.

Speaking to press including RadioTimes.com ahead of her Strictly debut, she said: “I think I will take criticism pretty well, you know, I do live with one of the harshest critics in my house, so I’m pretty used to that kind of stuff.”

Tilly expects her dad to be no different when she steps into the ballroom, adding: “I think my family will be fine [with the criticism from the judges.] But, Dad will probably give his own criticism, so it’s all about learning and the whole process. You need criticism to learn.”

While Tilly isn’t worried about constructive feedback, she does hope to impress the Strictly Come Dancing judges – particularly, Anton Du Beke, who will take over from Bruno Tonioli on the judging panel this year, as she steps down as one of the Strictly Come Dancing professionals.

She continued: “I think impressing Anton would be cool, because he’s been a professional so he knows exactly what dancing on Strictly is like, so I think he’d understand the nerves and pressure you feel!”


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