Gordon Ramsay opens up about when daughter Tilly had tumour removed
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Gordon Ramsay has opened up about the time his daughter Tilly had a tumour removed.
The popular TV chef was emotional when he appeared alongside the former Strictly Come Dancing contestant for the Stand Up To Cancer episode of Gogglebox on Friday (28 October).
The Kitchen Nightmares star said Tilly was just 12 years old when she had a non-cancerous tumour removed. Tilly, who is now 20, had a series of MRI scans when doctors thought she might have had cancer.
The father-daughter duo watched the story of Emily who died at the age of 22 after being diagnosed with cancer.
Gordon reflected on his daughter’s surgery while watching Emily’s story. He said: “When we found out you had a tumour when you were 12 and that was that horrible period of, is it cancer or is it non-malignant so going into theatre with you... do you remember?"
Tilly nodded, to which he went on: “And it wasn't cancer. F***ing hell.”
She said: “I was very lucky.”
Ahead of their appearance on the episode, Tilly and Gordon shared how proud they are to support Stand Up To Cancer.
“We’re always happy to support the superb work that Stand Up To Cancer do, and despite our TV tastes being polar opposites, we had a lot of fun filming this very special episode of Gogglebox,” they said.
“Every penny raised goes towards finding cures for cancer so I hope we can help raise bucket-loads of money."
Celebrities including Mel B, Charlotte Church and Tom Daley also took part in the episode.
In the same episode, the TV chef and restaurateur listened as his daughter confirmed she’s now got a boyfriend.
The 'Idiot Sandwich' creator then quizzed: “Have you got a boyfriend, yes or no? Matilda?"
When Tilly didn’t deny she had a new mystery partner, Gordon jumped up and shouted: “Yes! She's got a boyfriend. Finally.”
They only get to meet once one of the individuals pops the question and it turns out Gordon, who has also had his fair share of reality TV, was less than impressed.
In one clip, couple Brennon and Alexa passionately declared their love for each other not long after meeting through the wall.
Gordon was so angered he chucked a cherry Bakewell tart at his screen.
For more information about the Stand Up To Cancer campaign and to donate, visit their official website here