Gordon Ramsay’s teenage daughter has slammed a British radio host for mocking her as a “chubby little thing” and insinuating that she’s eaten too much of her celebrity chef “dad’s cooking”.

Tilly Ramsay, who is currently a contestant on Australia’s Celebrity MasterChef, and the UK’s Strictly Dancing, hit back at 67-year-old LBC host Steve Allen in a lengthy Instagram message, writing “that words can hurt and at the end of the day I am only 19.”

“She’s a chubby little thing, isn’t she? Have you noticed?” Allen said while discussing Ramsay’s turn on Strictly Dancing.

“Probably her dad’s cooking, I should Image. Tilly Ramsay is on Celebrity MasterChef Australia, is she? Well she can’t blooming dance, I’m bored with her already.”

While Ramsay acknowledged that public scrutiny was part of being a celebrity kid and in the public eye, she wrote that Allen’s comments went too far.

“I’m so grateful for all the amazing opportunities I have been able to take part in and 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,” she wrote.

“However I won’t tolerate people that think its okay to publicly comment and scrutinise anyone’s weight and appearance.”

TIlly’s Instagram was flooded with messages of love and support in response. Including comments from fellow MasterChef contestants Ian Thorpe and judges Melissa Leong and Jock Zonfrillo.

“When Tilly came (to Celebrity MasterChef) we all just wanted to give her a hug – a 19-year-old girl on the other side of the world,” swimming legend Ian Thorpe said.

Image: Instagram

This article first appeared on Over60.