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Gordon Ramsay's daughter Matilda ruled out of Strictly appearance

Gordon Ramsay's daughter Matilda ruled out of Strictly appearance
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Gordon Ramsay's daughter Matilda is forced to pull out of a planned appearance on this year's Strictly Come Dancing.

Gordon Ramsay's daughter Matilda has reportedly been forced to pull out of appearing on this year's edition of Strictly Come Dancing after breaking her arm.

The 18-year-old, an aspiring TV presenter and chef, was thought to have agreed a deal to take part in this year's show, which has been delayed until late October due to coronavirus.

According to The Sun, Matilda - known as Tilly to family and friends - broke her arm when she fell off a seesaw last week and is now wearing a cast while it heals.

"Tilly was geared up for this year's show but won't be better in time for filming," a source told the newspaper. "It's a huge blow for her as she was hugely excited about taking part.

"And it's a headache for BBC bosses, who thought signing Tilly was a coup, with her famous dad and his pals bound to back her.

"Tilly has been told by doctors her arm won't be fixed in time. There was talk of her taking it day-by-day, but ultimately it's not worth pushing her if she's not going to be healed.

"She's been assured next year talks will resume if she is still up for taking part."

Other names linked with this year's show include Made In Chelsea's Jamie Laing, comedian Catherine Tate, Love Island narrator Iain Stirling and Westlife singer Mark Feehily.

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