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Strictly: Tilly Ramsay leaves mum Tana in TEARS after her 'romantic' Waltz

Tilly Ramsay left her mother Tana in tears after she performed the Waltz with Nikita Kuzmin on Strictly's first live show on Saturday. 

Tana, 47, was spotted in the audience wiping her eyes after watching her 19-year-old daughter perform the dance, while her husband Gordon wished Tilly 'good luck' on Instagram.  

Tess Daly told Tilly after the dance: 'That was mesmerising! You're the sweetest. I know you were nervous but you definitely didn't look it. And I think you've got a very proud mum in the audience - she's crying!'

Stunning performance: Tilly Ramsay, 19, left her mother Tana in tears after she performed the Waltz with Nikita Kuzmin on Strictly's first live show on Saturday

Gordon, who was absent from the live show, captioned a photo of her daughter and partner Nikita Kuzmin: 'Wishing these two the very best of luck ahead of tonight’s LIVE dance @tillyramsay @nikita__kuzmin @bbcstrictly. So proud of you Tills, love you from your dance coach extraordinaire Dad ❤️❤️❤️.'    

Professional dancer Nikita, 23, made his debut on the show performing the dance to Consequences by Camila Cabello with the budding chef. 

New judge and longest running professional dancer Anton Du Beke was impressed by her performance and dubbed it 'gentle, romantic, and sophisticated.' 

Emotional: Tana, 47, was spotted in the audience wiping her eyes after watching her daughter perform the dance

Pride: Tess told Tilly after the dance: 'That was mesmerising! You're the sweetest. I know you were nervous but you definitely didn't look it. And I think you've got a very proud mum'

Craig Revel Horwood, however, thought different and said of the dance: 'It lacked for me expression in the arms, but you told a v sweet story and it was believable and I appreciated that.'   

Motsi Mabuse simply said: 'You're off to a super start' while Shirley Ballas noted: 'I enjoyed the v small details, it was poised it was extremely mature, as with the footwork I don't know I'm looking at the same thing as I'm looking at and I thought you did a majority of the heel correctly. A job well done.' 

She earned herself a score of 21 out of 40 after her first dance.  

Sending best wishes: Her chef dad Gordon wished her 'good luck' on Instagram on Saturday

Good debut: Nikita Kuzmin, making his debut on the show, and Tilly performed the dance to Consequences by Camila Cabello

The series kicked off amid a Covid-19 crisis after two pro dancers were reported to have refused the vaccine, sparking chaos behind the scenes as some celebrities were reluctant to be paired with them.

Dusting off their paddles were returning judges Shirley, 61, Craig, 56, and Motsi , 40, and Anton Du Beke, 55.  

Ahead of the launch of the new series, it was revealed that three professional dancers on Strictly Come Dancing have refused to get Covid jabs, leaving some contestants reluctant to pair with them.  

Amazing: She earned herself a score of 21 out of 40 after her first dance

Dazzled: New judge Anton Du Beke was impressed by her performance and dubbed it 'gentle, romantic, and sophisticated'

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