Gordon Ramsay, 55, has hit back at criticism he has faced for crying on TV when his daughter Tilly was a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing last year. In a new interview with Radio Times, Gordon Ramsay was interviewed by Ed Balls where he spoke about how he “teared up with pride”.
The 55-year old also said he was “incredibly proud” of Tilly and her Strictly journey, which he feels has instilled important values in her.
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When asked whether he, his wife Tana or Tilly had been the most stressed, the 55-year-old was quick to admit: “Oh, I was the one.”
Gordon says he would “secretly love” to join Strictly Come Dancing, despite claiming his size 15 feet “were not made for the dancefloor”.
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In a surprising U-turn, Gordon said he was considering becoming a contestant next season.
Inspired by his daughter, he said: “I don’t know. I may ask the BBC if I could do it next year. Tilly would kill me, by the way.
“But the only bit I’d be slightly nervous about is all the tight lycra, sequins and the trousers.”
Tilly’s journey on the BBC dance show was an emotional one and even Gordon broke down in tears at one point.
Gordon said he had financial difficulties when he was younger.
He revealed: “I didn’t have a pot to p**s in.
“I went back to live at a council estate in Banbury.”
He added that these difficult times helped him “shape” his character.