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Furious Alison Hammond slams Steve Allen as ‘disgusting’ for calling Strictly star Tilly Ramsay ‘chubby’

THIS Morning's Alison Hammond is the latest celebrity to wade into the Tilly Ramsay drama after a broadcaster called her 'chubby'.

The 19-year-old was mocked by LBC broadcaster, Steve Allen, about her weight live on-air calling her a “chubby little thing”.

"It's absolutely awful," Alison started during a segment with Matthew Wright and Julia Hartley-Brewer.

She revealed she'd never heard Steve on the radio, but "it actually disgusted me".

Matthew and Julia were reluctant to slam Steve, with Matthew saying free speech has to happen "within certain boundaries".

Julia added after revealing she had worked with Steve that he was "entitled to say" what he wanted and didn't want people to be "censored".

"We are living in different times," Alison said.

"Yes he’s made that comment, but that comment’s gone to millions of people, this is a 19-year-old girl at the end of the day and that will have a massive impact on her."


Yesterday, 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.”

Tilly responded with a long note posted to her Instagram.

Tilly, who is the daughter of chef Gordon Ramsay, hit back straight away and called out LBC Radio’s Steve, reminding him that "words can hurt".

“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.

Dad Gordon did not comment but other members of the Ramsay clan added their voices in support. Sister Holly, 21, wrote, “Very well said x #bekind”, while older sister Megan, 23, said, “Love you Tills”.

Strictly celebs and pro dancers have all rallied around her after the cruel taunt including Ugo Monye.

The rugby player questioned Steve's audacity to feel "comfortable enough" to judge Tilly based on her size.

"The fact that @steveallenshow said what he said on LBC isn’t the only issue here IMO," Ugo tweeted.

"The wider societal problem here is that people feel comfortable enough to scrutinise the appearance of a young woman on national radio - why is it relevant?"

LBC host Steve Allen calls Strictly's Tilly Ramsay 'chubby' on radio

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