Gordon Ramsay shares tribute as he celebrates joint birthday with daughter Tilly

Gordon Ramsay has penned a sweet tribute to his daughter Tilly on their joint birthday.

On Monday, the celebrity chef turned 55 while social media influencer Tilly, who has been lighting up the Strictly dancefloor with pro partner Nikita Kuzman, said goodbye to her teens as she turned 20.

And doting dad Gordon took to his Instagram account to praise "role model" Tilly with a slew of sweet father and daughter snaps.

"I can't think of a better person to share my birthday with than this adorable gracious young lady @tillyramsay. Always putting others first before herself and you've grown up to become an amazing role model," he gushed.

Gordon concluded the post with: "Happy Birthday darling can't wait to see you very soon love you so much Dad."

One image the television star shared showed him kissing Tilly's forehead, while in another, they hugged while dressed up for a fancy event.

Father-of-five Gordon shares a particularly close relationship with Tilly and recently gave her Strictly partner Nikita the seal of approval.

A source recently told OK! that Gordon has "welcomed" dancer Nikita "into the family", and he's a big fan.

They said: "She's doing such a great job on Strictly. She's really enjoying the show, and she and Nikita are getting on so well together.

"There's real chemistry between them. Gordon loves him too – and has welcomed him into the family."

Weeks earlier, Gordon spoke out after Tilly hit back at LBC radio presenter Steve Allen for calling her "chubby" on his show.

He said he felt so "proud" of his daughter and revealed she has been working so hard and such long hours but still took the time to stand up for herself.

"It made me feel very proud that she stood up and said, 'I'm not taking this,'" Gordon shared on Instagram Live.

He later told The Sun: "I think it was a breath of fresh air that level of standing up and saying, 'We're not going to tolerate that.'"

Gordon went on to say he understands the difficulty Tilly faces and her determination to stand up against such criticism about her weight because he has also struggled with it.

"It is a very sensitive issue whether you are a girl or a guy," he reflected. "I am someone who has always struggled with their weight.

"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," the Hell's Kitchen chef added.

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