Tilly Ramsay defended herself as fans claim Gordon helped get the score up.

Strictly Come Dancing fans have rushed to defend Tilly Ramsay after topping the leaderboard with Nikita Kuzman last night (October 2nd).

The couple scored with their Charleston to Yes Sir! This is my baby.

Famous father Gordon not only impressed the four jurors, but also shed a tear in the audience.


Tilly Ramsay topped the Strictly Come Dancing leaderboard last night (Credit: BBC One)

Strictly speaking: Tilly Ramsay brings Papa Gordon to tears

Tilly put on an energetic performance in the second week when she hit the dance floor.

When the routine came to an end, the camera showed Gordon, who was seen with tears in his eyes.

The TV chef, who was sitting next to Mrs. Tana, wiped the tears from his face.

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Tess Daly commented, “Oh darling, everyone is on their feet, it was so much fun!

“Your father Gordon shed a tear, he’s so proud of you!”

And the jury was just as impressed.

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Gordon was seen crying in the Strictly audience (Credit: BBC One)

Craig Revel Horwood joked that he was “nervous” about Gordon before adding, “I really loved that.

“The energy was fantastic, I think you are fantastic! Brilliant!”

Meanwhile, Shirley Ballas said, “It was so amazing to watch and I’m a little shocked. I did not expect that!”

Strict viewers give their judgment

However, some viewers did not seem convinced of the jury’s praise.

According to some, Tilly only topped the leaderboard because her father was in the audience.

On Twitter one said: “Wow Tilly’s results tonight! Looks like the judges want a free meal at the chef’s table. #Strict.”

Another wrote: “Nine !? Was Gordon Ramsay sitting there rattling his chef’s knives? #Strict.”

A third added: “The bizarre vote on #Strictly Tilly Ramsay was okay at best. The judges obviously know where their bread is best buttered … “

A fourth tweeted, “Gordon Ramsey helped raise Tilly’s score tonight, haha.”

Looks like the judges want a free meal

The comments did not go unnoticed by fans, who rushed to defend the 19-year-old star.

One fan wrote, “Why does everyone think Tilly was rated highly only because her father was in the audience? He’ll still want to be there to see his daughter dance.

“You and Nikita have done a wonderful job and are a great partnership #Strictly.”

A second added, “People just love to moan about something. She got a high score because her dance was fabulous. “

Meanwhile, others commented on Gordon’s sweet reaction to Tilly’s performance.

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One said, “Gordon Ramsey’s crying made me feel all kinds of emosh.”

Another shared, “Gordon Ramsay, crying his little heart on #Strictly, is all I needed tonight.”

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