Gordon Ramsay has gushed that he is “so proud” of daughter Tilly ahead of her debut on Strictly Come Dancing this evening.
The famously angry chef, 54, ditched his snarling TV persona in favour of a sweet message to his 19-year-old daughter.
Taking to Instagram, he wished the teen and her pro partner Nikita Kuzmin “the very best of luck” and said that he was “so proud” of her.
He wrote: “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.”
It comes after the chef was “upset” that Tilly had been paired up with one of the new pros this year.
Tilly had shared the news that she’d be dancing with Nikita, 23, with her dad on a FaceTime call.
Speaking on the show, TV presenter Tilly said: “I think it’d be great to see him dance [on the show].
“He’s actually really upset that I’ve got a new dance partner.”
Tilly has also revealed that she and her dad still planning to film their hilarious TikTok routines, despite Strictly now taking up a lot of her time.
Speaking to Radio Times, she revealed that he asked her: “‘But you will still dance with me?’ And I’m like, ‘Maybe you’ll have to go and find a dance partner, Dad.'”
She said of her mum Tana Ramsay: “I think my mum is really nervous, but excited — and just trying to show the excited part.
But she said despite missing their dance routines, Gordon is very excited to see her in the competition.
She added: “Honestly, every day, without fail, I wake up to him calling me, playing the Strictly theme tune and trying to dance around my room, and I’m like, ‘No, stop!’
“It’s sweet the first couple of times, but when it gets to a couple of months in, you’re like, ‘Please, stop!'”
*Strictly Come Dancing airs tonight at 7pm on BBC One