Gordon Ramsay, 55, said he was tempted to ask the BBC if he could be on the show
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Gordon Ramsay has revealed he secretly always wanted to be on Strictly – even more so after seeing his youngest daughter Tilly, 20, in last year’s series.
The celebrity chef, 55, joked that he couldn’t get as far as Tilly because his 15ft height “wasn’t made for the dance floor” and was “a little nervous” about the tight Lycra suits.
During last year’s show, viewers watched as Gordon broke down in tears as his daughter performed with professional dancer Nikita Kuzmin, 24.
Gordon told that radio times : “They asked me to do a Christmas special with Gino D’Acampo and Fred Sirieix.
“Nevertheless, I would like to do it. Secretly I would like to. I’ve always wanted to dance. There is something so great about rumba, samba, foxtrot, tango.
“I dont know. I might ask the BBC if I could do that next year. Tilly would kill me, by the way.”
Tilly and Nikita made it to week 10 of the competition before being voted out just before the quarterfinals.
Elsewhere in the interview, Gordon said he was puzzled by the backlash he was receiving for being locked down at his £4million second home in Cornwall.
The television personality defended his decision to travel to the estate from his south-west London mansion to isolate himself with his wife Tana, 47, and five children. Megan, 21, twins Holly and Jack, 22, Tilly and Oscar, two, during the peak of the pandemic in 2020.
Gordon said he couldn’t understand “why we took so much shit” given that the family arrived “at an opportune time” and have owned the property for years.
The chef said he doesn’t want the lockdown to end because he has to spend so much time with his children.
At the time, Gordon’s arrival sparked concern among neighbors, who feared more people would flock to the area.
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According to The Sun, locals even threatened to reveal Gordon’s address if he didn’t go.
They ranted in a Facebook group called You Shouldn’t Be Here, where angry Cornwall residents named and shamed celebrities and wealthy families who had moved to their second homes in the area to escape the coronavirus outbreak in busy cities.
One reportedly wrote of the Ramsays: “Big s*** should get himself and his family the hell out of Cornwall.”
Another claimed: “He’s strolling through the shops like nothing’s wrong. He has visiting pool engineers. There is no defense at all.”
Mirror Online contacted Gordon’s representative for comment at the time.
Elsewhere in the interview, Gordon said while the various lockdowns have been “devastating” for the hospitality industry, they have “wiped the slate clean” of s**tholes occupying prime locations.
And while Gordon reflected on the fond memories he made in lockdown in Cornwall with his family, the TV previously joked “being stuck in my house with these five starving kids is a living nightmare”.
He told Capital FM: “Every single day is the same. I’m the kitchen porter and I work my fingers to the bone.
“I’ve honestly cooked more food in the last 10 days than in the last 10 years of my career.”
The full interview with Gordon is now available in the Radio Times.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/gordon-ramsay-considers-signing-up-26522305 Gordon Ramsay considering signing up for Strictly after daughter Tilly's success