Tilly Ramsay's shock admission on Celebrity MasterChef Australia

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Tilly Ramsay made a surprise admission on Sunday night's episode of Celebrity MasterChef Australia, revealing she's "not allowed" in her father Gordon Ramsay's Michelin star restaurants.

Gordon, 55, has been awarded 16 Michelin stars throughout his career and currently holds seven, yet his daughter hasn't even experienced them all.

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Gordon Ramsay's daughter Tilly has made a surprise admission about her dad's restaurants on Celebrity MasterChef Australia. Photo: Getty

The star, who recently turned 20, shocked her fellow contestants during a challenge that saw them having to cook one course each of a five-course degustation menu. 

The stars were feeling the pressure and needed to impress the executive chef of Melbourne's fine dining restaurant Vue de monde.

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"Me and Tilly have never been here. What type of food do they have?" Dilruk Jayasinha asked Nick Riewoldt.

"It's fine dining, like it's a fun experience," the AFL star responded.

Tilly then surprised her co-stars, saying she isn't familiar with any Michelin star restaurants, let alone her father's. 

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Tilly shocked her co-stars by saying she had only been to one of her dad's Michelin star restaurants once. Photo: Ten

"Three hats is Michelin star, no?" she asked. "I'm not even allowed in my dad's Michelin star restaurants. I don't know what to do."

"You're not allowed?" Nick questioned, clearly surprised.

"No, I'm not. I've been once," she responded.

It comes after Gordon supported his daughter after she was body-shamed by British radio host Steve Allen, who called her a "chubby little thing" following her appearance on Strictly Come Dancing.

Tilly responded with a statement on Instagram that read: "I try not to read and listen to comments and negativity, however recently being called out on a national radio station by a 67-year-old man is a step too far. Steve please feel free to voice your opinions however I draw the line at commenting on my appearance. It’s such a shame that someone is trying to make such a positive experience negative."

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Gordon commended Tilly for her response to a radio host who body-shamed her. Photo: Instagram/Matilda Gordon

She added: "This isn’t the first and definitely won’t be the last comment made about my appearance and I accept that and I’m learning to accept myself. But please remember that words can hurt and at the end of the day I am only 19 and I’m so grateful for all the amazing opportunities I have been able to take part in.

"I understand that being in the public eye obviously comes with its own repercussions and I’ve been aware of this from a young age. However, I won’t tolerate people that think it’s okay to publicly comment and scrutinise anyone’s weight and appearance. Love Tilly xx."

Gordon acknowledged her statement in an Instagram Live, saying, "It made me feel very proud that she stood up and said, 'I’m not taking this.'"

"She is 19-years of age for goodness sake – bursting 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.'"

He then shared his own anxiety around weight, "It is a very sensitive issue whether you are a girl or a guy. I am someone who has always struggled with their weight and 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."

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