Last week Allen made the appalling remarks on his radio show, and subsequently received over 800 Ofcom complaints and a telling off from Tilly.
The 19-year-old was surrounded by well-wishes both from her Strictly co-stars and many celebrities.
Addressing the vile comments, Gordon said during an Instagram Live on Wednesday night: ‘It made me feel very proud that she stood up and said, “I’m not taking this.”‘
Hitting back at Steve, he continued: ‘She is 19-years of age for goodness sake – busting her a**e off and attending university by Zoom and learning the most extraordinary moves with Nikita [Kuzmin].
‘I think it was a breath of fresh air that level of standing up and saying, “We’re not going to tolerate that.”‘
Gordon opened up about his own struggles with weight, saying it’s a ‘very sensitive issue whether you are a girl or a guy’.
‘I am someone who has always struggled with their weight,’ he explained.
‘I have to train, we eat all day. I pick, we graze, we are around food 24/7. If we don’t train I’d be 350-400 pounds – so all credit to her.’
Steve has given Tilly an apology, but the young TV chef and YouTuber said she was ‘hurt’.
Tilly shared a soundbite from Steve’s show of the host responding to a listener who revealed she was taking part in MasterChef Australia.
‘Is she?’ he gasped. ‘Well, she can’t blimming well dance!
‘I’m bored of her already. She’s a chubby little thing isn’t she. Have you noticed? Probably her dad’s cooking I should imagine.’
Following the backlash, further fat-shaming comments from Steve came to light and there have been calls for LBC to dop him completely.
Strictly Come Dancing continues Saturday at 7.05pm on BBC One.
Credit: Original article published here.