Generation Celeb: The British stars' children who are stepping into the spotlight

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Tilly Ramsay shares dances with her 9.5m TikTok followers but does not think that counts as dancing. (BBC)
Tilly Ramsay has swapped cooking for Charleston-ing on Strictly. (Press Association)

It seems just moments since we were reading about our favourite celebrities becoming parents, wondering how Kate Moss would cope with changing nappies and whether Liam Gallagher would remember not to swear in front of baby Lennon, his son with ex Patsy Kensit.

Time waits for no celeb, however, and suddenly all those Noughties babies are hitting their late teens and twenties, and emerging into the spotlight.

The latest series of Strictly Come Dancing features Tilly Ramsay, 19, previously best known for cooking on CBBC show Matilda and the Ramsay Bunch - and for being the daughter of super-chef Gordon Ramsay. 

She's now been repackaged as an ever-smiling ballroom siren, and is winning over the notoriously picky judges with partner Nikita Kuzmin.

Craig Revel Horwood said he “really and truly loved” her Charleston, so it seems likely that Tilly will go on to greater fame - and she's not the only one.

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Last Christmas, Netflix mega-hit Bridgerton set screens alight with its wittily contemporary take on 18th century courtship. It starred up and coming beauty Phoebe Dynevor, whose actor mum, Sally, has played Sally Webster in Coronation Street since 1986. 

Sally will shortly be appearing on Dancing on Ice, alongside another celeb offspring.

Phoebe probably isn't dressed for The Rovers here. (Getty Images)
Phoebe probably isn't dressed for The Rovers here. (Getty Images)

Sally's competitor, Regan Gascoigne is the son of infamous footballer Paul, and a dancer. He said: "Obviously I dance and love dancing but it’s the skill of this. I’ve always wanted to do it. Always! Ever since I was a kid!"

Clearly the footballing genes skipped Regan, 25 - though in the case of Romeo Beckham, son of former England captain David and designer and ex-Spice Girl Victoria, they've settled nicely.

Romeo, 19, recently made his successful footballing debut for USL League One club Fort Lauderdale CF, playing alongside Harvey Neville- son of his Dad's old Manchester United team-mate and friend Phil Neville. 

"Well done big boy, proud of you making your full pro debut," David wrote on his Instagram.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 27: David Beckham (L) and his son Romeo Beckham attend a basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Charlotte Hornets at Staples Center on October 27, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
David with Romeo, possibly planning the Beckham world takeover. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)

Perhaps unsurprisingly, like Phoebe and Romeo, many 'Generation C' kids are following directly in their parents' footsteps.

Supermodel Kate Moss's daughter, Lila Grace Moss Hack, 19, whose father is publisher Jefferson Hack, made her modelling debut at 14, and her runway debut at Paris Fashion Week, opening for Miu Miu's SS21 show. She recently appeared on the catwalk for the Versace-Fendi collaboration Fendace at Milan Fashion Week.

She was praised for having her insulin pump, which controls her type 1 diabetes, visibly attached to her thigh, with many fans calling her 'inspiring'. Kate has been spotted in the audience, beaming proudly as she watches her daughter.

Model Lila Grace Moss Hack on the catwalk during the Richard Quinn fashion show, held at the Londoner hotel, as part of  London Fashion Week September 2021. Picture date: Tuesday September 21, 2021. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/Empics
Lila Grace Moss Hack walks at London Fashion Week this year. (Matt Crossick/Empics)

Her fellow Generation Celeb model, Damian Hurley, also 19, was at the Fendace event too, accompanying his mother, model and actor Elizabeth Hurley. 

Hurley has already made his acting debut alongside his mum, in her camp-as-tents E! series The Royals, playing "Prince Hansel Von Lichtenstein", and now models for brands including Pat McGrath cosmetics. 

Damian recently posted an instagram snap of himself at the Fendace after-show party, with friends singer Addison Rae and Iris Law.

Iris, 21, is the daughter of actors Jude Law and Sadie Frost and god-daughter of Kate Moss (Lila is her best friend). Back in the '90s, they were rarely out of the tabloids alongside their "Primrose Hill set" friends Meg Mathews, Kate Moss, and party planner Fran Cutler.

As a toddler, Iris hit headlines after being rushed to hospital after eating an ecstasy pill from the floor of Soho House club, but was thankfully unharmed. Now, Iris has modelled for Marc Jacobs, Loewe, Stella McCartney and La Perla, and is currently a Dior beauty ambassador. 

She's next appearing in a new Tv series, Pistol, directed by Danny Boyle.

CANNES - JULY 12: Iris Law arrives to the premiere of
Iris Law arrives in Cannes 2021. (Press Association)

You could argue, of course, that the new Generation-C have it very easy indeed. With a famous mum or dad to open doors, offer advice, ("I tape auditions with my dad. He gives me great tips", Law says of dad Jude), and of course, ensure that nobody is ever in danger of struggling because there's always a mansion to go home to, no wonder they're doing so well.

Then again, they'll always be compared to their famous parents - and sometimes found wanting.

They may have had a leg-up in life - but Generation C still has a long way to go to catch up.

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