Tilly Ramsay has said she feels "grateful" for the wave of public support she received after radio host Steve Allen described her as a "chubby little thing" live on air.

The CBBC presenter, daughter of celebrity chef Gordon, said she hopes to inspire others to behave in the same confident manner.

The 19-year-old previously hit back at Allen on social media, saying she "won't tolerate people that think it's OK to publicly comment and scrutinise anyone's weight and appearance".

Former Love Island star Dr Alex George, who was appointed a youth mental health ambassador for the British government earlier this year, and It Takes Two presenter Janette Manrara were among those who voiced their support for Ramsay.

Speaking a week after Allen issued a private apology, she said: "I have had some very positive reactions, which has been lovely.

"I am so grateful for all the support and just loving being me and having fun, and hopefully inspiring other people to do the same."

Tilly with her professional dance partner Nikita Kuzmin

Ramsay said she now wants to move on and focus on her Strictly performances.

"I said what I wanted to say. I put out a statement," she said. "I'm glad I did that but for now I have drawn a line under it - moving on and focusing on what is important, which is the dancing and university."

Ramsay said having a well-known father did not put "extra pressure" on her.

But she added: "It is motivation to want to prove that I am doing my own thing. I am obviously so grateful for the great platform I have been given through my dad and all the amazing opportunities that have come my way.

"But I definitely am loving being able to show I am a different person and I am my own person, and doing my own thing."

Strictly continues Sunday on BBC One at 7.15pm.