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11/08/2021 11:38 BST

Gordon Ramsay Has The Strictly Curse On His Mind As He Surprises Daughter Tilly With Video Message

He had one key piece of advice ahead of his 19-year-old daughter's Strictly debut.

Gordon Ramsay apparently had the Strictly Come Dancing “curse” on his mind after it was announced that his daughter Tilly would be competing on this year’s series.

The celebrity chef and his wife Tana Ramsay surprised their 19-year-old daughter with a video message during Wednesday’s edition of This Morning, where it was revealed she’d be hitting the dance floor later in the year.

“Hey Tils, it’s your dad, TikTok coach, dance extraordinaire,” he said, referring to their many TikTok videos together. “Wishing you all the very best, we’re proud of you girl. Love you!”

Tana then joked: “She’s leaving you far behind in the dance stakes, thank goodness it’s her instead of you. Tilly, you’re incredibly brave. I’m terrified, but so excited for you. Good luck.”

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Tana and Gordon Ramsay surprised their daughter with a video message on This Morning

Gordon then interrupted: “And don’t date those dancers!”

“Can you stop?” Tana then responded.

On whether her famous dad would ever follow in her footsteps and take part in a future series of Strictly, Tilly told hosts Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford: “I think he does, but I think he’d be too scared to.

“Trust me when I say he’s not the best dancer. Sorry, dad!”

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Tilly Ramsay on This Morning

Ahead of the announcement, Tilly told the BBC: “I’m so excited and grateful to be joining the Strictly family! I’m always up for fun new challenges and this will be my biggest adventure yet!

“I’m going to put my heart and soul into this and can’t wait to get my dancing shoes on and show my Dad how it’s really done! Bring on the glitz, glamour and sequins!”

The first five Strictly stars taking part in this year’s series were unveiled last week, with McFly singer Tom Fletcher, comic actor Robert Webb and TV presenter AJ Odudu the first three to be confirmed.

Joining them on the show will be CBBC star Rhys Stephenson and Bake Off favourite John Whaite, who will make Strictly history as one half of the show’s first-ever all-male partnership.

More recently, Dragon’s Den star Sara Davies, soap actor Katie McGlynn and BBC Breakfast host Dan Walker have also been confirmed for the upcoming series.

This Morning airs every weekday from 10am on ITV.