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LBC ‘stands by’ Steve Allen despite furious backlash over Tilly Ramsay fat-shaming comments

LBC is reportedly keeping Steve Allen’s job safe for now after he body-shamed teen Tilly Ramsay on his radio show this week.

Multiple famous faces have now called for LBC host Steve, 67, to leave his role at the station after he called Tilly, 19, a ‘chubby little thing’ live on-air.

But station bosses have reportedly backed Steve to stay in the position for now despite public backlash to his comments.

LBC is allegedly yet to make a decision on whether to act on calls to sack the broadcaster and he is due to present his early morning show next Monday – from 4am until 7am – as planned.

Steve was in his usual slot on Thursday and is set to be present for the whole of next week.

An insider told MailOnline those at the station have mixed views on whether he should remain, with some behind calls for him to quit, labelling him ‘a dinosaur’.

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Tilly has been performing on Strictly with Nikita Kuzmin (Picture: BBC)

Whilst others reportedly want him to remain due to him getting ‘on well’ with popular LBC hosts Eddie Mair and Nick Ferrari.

The publication also reported there are currently no plans to conduct an enquiry into his comments, which caused the CBBC presenter to speak out on her Instagram page.

Following the horrid remarks, Tilly said in a social media post she ‘won’t tolerate people that think it’s okay to publicly comment and scrutinise anyone’s weight and appearance’.

Continuing in the lengthy post on her Instagram profile, she said she tries ‘not to read and listen to comments and negativity’ but ‘being called out on a national radio station by a 67-year-old man is a step too far’.

Ofcom is still assessing the content to see whether it has broken their rules.

A spokesperson for the TV watchdog told ‘We are assessing these complaints against our broadcasting rules, before deciding whether or not to investigate.’

In a clip from his LBC radio show, Steve said: ‘Tilly Ramsay is on Celebrity MasterChef Australia, is she? Well she can’t blooming well dance, I’m bored with her already.

‘She’s a chubby little thing, isn’t she? Have you noticed? Probably her dad’s [Gordon Ramsay’s] cooking I should imagine.’

Credit: Original article published here.

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