'Strictly' competitor Tilly Ramsay says mum Tana 'had it harder' than her on 'Dancing On Ice' (exclusive)

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Tilly and Tana Ramsay have been sharing TV contest experiences. (BBC/ITV)
Tilly and Tana Ramsay have been sharing TV contest experiences. (BBC/ITV)

Tilly Ramsay has admitted her mum Tana had a much harder time competing in Dancing On Ice than she has done on Strictly Come Dancing.

Ramsay was in the dance off for the second week in a row over the weekend but was chosen to stay in the BBC One competition by all four judges, and has said her mum understands how much hard work is involved after her own time in Dancing On Ice.

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The TV chef and daughter of Gordon Ramsay told Yahoo UK that she and mum Tana had been comparing experiences: "We definitely have, I mean I think she had it way harder, she was juggling that, her career and four kids at home.

"So I felt a bit bad about complaining to her."

Nikita Kuzmin and Tilly Ramsay on Strictly Come Dancing (BBC/Guy Levy)
Tilly Ramsay has impressed with her dancing skills. (BBC/Guy Levy)

Ramsay was just eight years old when Tana took part in the 2010 series of the ITV skating show.

Her parents are in the Strictly studio audience every week and Ramsay admitted that impressing them was more important to her than anything else.

She said: "The thing that I love is a feeling of making them proud, that's all I ever want to do, it's my main goal for a lot of things, just making my parents proud.

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03:   Gordon Ramsay and Tana Ramsay attend the the GQ Men Of The Year Awards 2019 in association with HUGO BOSS at the Tate Modern on September 3, 2019 in London, England.  (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for HUGO BOSS)
Gordon and Tana Ramsay have been in the 'Strictly' audience supporting their daughter. (David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for HUGO BOSS)

"And it's like seeing them happy with what I'm doing and enjoying my performances means so much because for me, they are the harshest judges - obviously, they're always the loveliest, but I feel like impressing my parents is always something that I really, really value.

"Having mum come every week and having her in the studio has been amazing, they're the most supportive people in the world."

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Ramsay was speaking before her most recent dance off, but explained how being in the bottom two had helped her to focus on training.

She said: "You really want to prove that you deserve to still be here because you're given another chance.

"I'd like to really use that chance to keep going and I definitely saw while I was waiting to dance the dance off how quickly this whole journey can end."

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