Tilly Ramsay on Strictly

Tilly Ramsay shares emotional message on Strictly exit as she admits to ‘challenging’ time

She heaped praise on partner Nikita Kuzmin

Tilly Ramsay has shared a touching message on social media following her exit from Strictly Come Dancing.

The 20-year-old star departed the BBC One show alongside partner Nikita Kuzmin on Sunday night (November 28).

Following their last dance in the ballroom, Tilly has finally spoken out on Instagram in a heartfelt post.

Tilly Ramsay addresses Strictly departure

Tilly posted the message alongside a shot of herself and Nikita.

She went on to thank the Strictly team for helping during her “challenging” stint.

Tilly penned: “Wow I don’t even know where to start!! These past 10 weeks have been the most incredible and most challenging weeks of my life but I have enjoyed every single second of it.

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“There are so many people I would love to thank, firstly, the whole production team and crew who make this show possible and so amazing.

“All of the incredible hair, makeup and wardrobe teams, who made me feel so comfortable and confident week on week in the most incredible outfits and looks. And to the pros and fellow contestants, thank you for being the friendliest and most welcoming people.

“I feel so grateful that I got to get to know some of the most hardworking and talented people ever.”

Tilly Ramsay during her Strictly journey
Tilly Ramsay has shared a touching message following her Strictly exit (Credit: SplashNews.com)

Tilly praises partner Nikita

The social media star went on praise partner Nikita, saying: “But most importantly the biggest thank you ever to the best partner I could have wished for @nikita__kuzmin.

“You have just been incredible in so many ways. Week one I dreaded the thought of dancing alone and I gripped onto you for dear life during our waltz but somehow by week 10 you managed to get me shaking and laughing on that ballroom floor when dancing by myself.

I have enjoyed every single second of it

“You have helped to grow my confidence in so many different ways whilst also helping me discover things about myself I never knew.

“These are all things I’m going to remember for the rest of my life!! I have absolutely loved learning to dance with you we had the most fun.”

She added: “Thank you to everyone who supported us through this crazy journey it’s something I am going to remember and be so grateful for for the rest of my life!!”

Tilly Ramsay on Strictly
Tilly praised Strictly partner Nikita (Credit: BBC)

It comes after Tilly’s famous dad, Gordon Ramsay, also paid tribute to the star after her exit.

Posting a picture of Tilly and Nikita, the proud dad shared: “Words can’t describe how proud I am of these 2, hard working polite humble and incredibly down to earth.

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“Most of all well done and what a celebration of youth and how happy it makes me feel.

“The future is bright and you two will continue to shine.”

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