Strictly's Tilly Ramsay and Nikita Kuzmin look in good spirits as they arrive at It Takes Two


Tilly Ramsay and Nikita Kuzmin looked in good spirits as they arrived at It Takes Two on Monday – despite finding themselves in the Strictly dance-off on Sunday. 

Tilly, who is celebrating her 20th birthday today, looked as happy as ever as she arrived in a white padded jacket and black gym leggings. 

She kept warm by opting for a black beanie on top of her blonde locks, while carrying her belongings in a blue gym bag. 

Having a laugh: Tilly Ramsay, 20, and Nikita Kuzmin, 23, looked in good spirits as they arrived at It Takes Two on Monday - despite finding themselves in the Strictly dance-off on Sunday

Having a laugh: Tilly Ramsay, 20, and Nikita Kuzmin, 23, looked in good spirits as they arrived at It Takes Two on Monday – despite finding themselves in the Strictly dance-off on Sunday

Nikita, meanwhile, wore a black North Face jacket, joggers and a hat while he ate a lollipop. 

The pair appeared to face another mishap when they arrived as they were locked out of the studio for ten minutes. 

Nikita called on his mobile phone for help before they eventually entered.  

This did not dampen their mood, though, and they smiled with their heads together and Tilly pulling a thumbs up. 

Birthday girl! Tilly, who is celebrating her 20th birthday today, looked as happy as ever as she arrived in a white padded jacket and black gym leggings

Birthday girl! Tilly, who is celebrating her 20th birthday today, looked as happy as ever as she arrived in a white padded jacket and black gym leggings

Stepping out: She kept warm by opting for a black beanie on top of her blonde locks, while carrying her belongings in a blue gym bag

Stepping out: She kept warm by opting for a black beanie on top of her blonde locks, while carrying her belongings in a blue gym bag

The dancing duo narrowly avoided elimination in Sunday’s show after they were in the dance off with Adam Peaty and Katya Jones. 

Three out of four judges chose to save Tilly and Nikita, while head judge Shirley Ballas said she would have saved Adam and Katya. 

Earlier on Monday, the CBBC star took to Instagram to share a tribute to her father Gordon who was celebrating his 55th birthday on the same day. 

On the way! Nikita, meanwhile, wore a black North Face jacket, joggers and a hat

On the way! Nikita, meanwhile, wore a black North Face jacket, joggers and a hat

Oh no: The pair appeared to face another mishap as they arrived as they were locked out of the studio for ten minutes

Oh no: The pair appeared to face another mishap as they arrived as they were locked out of the studio for ten minutes

She wrote: ‘Happy birthday to the best dad ever!! You are the most supportive person and best role model I could ever ask for and you have helped me become who I am today, I couldn’t think of a better person to share this day with and I can’t wait until we can celebrate together, love you so so much.’ 

Gordon, meanwhile, wrote in his birthday post: ‘I can’t think of a better person to share my birthday with than this adorable, gracious young lady. Tilly [is] always putting others first before herself and you’ve grown up to become an amazing role model.’

He concluded his post: ‘Happy Birthday darling can’t wait to see you very soon love you so much Dad.’ 

Someone let them in! Nikita called on his mobile phone for help

Someone let them in! Nikita called on his mobile phone for help

Keeping positive! This did not dampen their mood, though, and they smiled with their heads together and Tilly pulling a thumbs up

 Keeping positive! This did not dampen their mood, though, and they smiled with their heads together and Tilly pulling a thumbs up

The outing comes after Tilly is set to follow in her father’s footsteps, with Strictly insiders claiming the influencer could bag her own million in only a matter of years with brand endorsement deals.  

A source told The Sun: ‘Tilly’s popularity has soared since she started on Strictly and, if she is clever, she could bank a million over the next couple of years.

‘She has had loads of offers for endorsements and brand partnerships because companies can see how much appeal she has — especially because of the graceful way she has dealt with being shamed over her body.

Close call: The dancing duo narrowly avoided elimination in Sunday's show after they were in the dance off with Adam Peaty and Katya Jones

Close call: The dancing duo narrowly avoided elimination in Sunday’s show after they were in the dance off with Adam Peaty and Katya Jones

Nail biting: Three out of four judges chose to save Tilly and Nikita, while head judge Shirley Ballas said she would have saved Adam and Katya

Nail biting: Three out of four judges chose to save Tilly and Nikita, while head judge Shirley Ballas said she would have saved Adam and Katya

‘Tilly’s TikTok account has also grown since she joined Strictly, along with her profiles on Instagram and Twitter, and she has now got 9.6million followers on TikTok alone.’ 

The CBBC presenter recently hit out at LBC’s Steve Allen, 67, for calling her a ‘chubby little thing’ during his radio show last month.

In the post, Tilly revealed she was ‘learning to accept’ herself but had still been left ‘hurt’ by the shocking remarks.

Alongside the statement she shared a soundbite from Steve’s show, in which he read out a comment from a listener alerting him to the fact Tilly was taking part in Celebrity MasterChef Australia. 

Big days: Earlier on Monday, the CBBC star took to Instagram to share a tribute to her father Gordon who was celebrating his 55th birthday on the same day

Big days: Earlier on Monday, the CBBC star took to Instagram to share a tribute to her father Gordon who was celebrating his 55th birthday on the same day

Finally! The pair were eventually let into the building

Finally! The pair were eventually let into the building 

Steve – who is on air between 4am and 7am – then remarked: ‘Is she? 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.’

In response to the remarks, Tilly penned: ‘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.

Heartwarming: Earlier on Monday Tilly shared a childhood snap of herself with her dad as she wished him a happy birthday

Heartwarming: Earlier on Monday Tilly shared a childhood snap of herself with her dad as she wished him a happy birthday 

Sweet: Gordon also marked his 55th birthday and his daughter Tilly's birthday with a gushing Instagram post

Sweet: Gordon also marked his 55th birthday and his daughter Tilly’s birthday with a gushing Instagram post

‘Steve please feel free 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.’  

Tilly continued: ‘This isn’t the first and definitely wont’ 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.

Cruel: It comes after she hit out at LBC's Steve Allen, 67, for calling her a 'chubby little thing' during his radio show last month

Cruel: It comes after she hit out at LBC’s Steve Allen, 67, for calling her a ‘chubby little thing’ during his radio show last month

‘And I understand that being in the public eye obviously comes with it’s 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’

She captioned the post ‘#bekind’.

Shock: The CBBC presenter had taken to Instagram to respond to LBC radio presenter Steve fat-shaming her on his radio show

Shock: The CBBC presenter had taken to Instagram to respond to LBC radio presenter Steve fat-shaming her on his radio show

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