TILLY Ramsay is just one of many celebrities that LBC presenter Steve Allen has been accused of bullying over the years, as previous clips of his scathing radio rants continue to be unearthed.
While Steve, 67, has “privately apologised” to the Strictly Come Dancing star, there are still calls for the presenter - who's been labelled a "professional bully" by model Rhian Sugden - to be sacked.
Now it’s emerged that the host didn't hold back on his opinions on Sarah Harding - including when she was diagnosed with breast cancer, which eventually led to her tragic death aged 39 earlier this year.
Some Twitter users have claimed that, in March 2021, Steve said the Girls Aloud star “brought on cancer herself with the lifestyle she’s lived” and referred to her as a "failure".
A clip from 2012, in which Steve goes on a long rant about Sarah, calling her “needy” and “desperate” after she got into a drunken violent fight with her ex Theo De Vries after meeting in a rehab clinic in Cape Town, is also circulating on social media.
Allen laid into Sarah for being addicted to alcohol, adding: "Sarah Harding: a little bit needy, Sarah Harding: a little bit desperate. The stupidest 30-year-old you’ve ever met in your entire life.
"They say, ‘It’s been a tough few weeks for Sarah'. Oh, I should imagine just getting up and putting make-up on must be an effort for this poor girl.
"She’s battled addiction and relationship problems. She’s a drunk!"
He continued: “Let’s not waste time with this woman, let’s tell you exactly what it is.
“She had a fight with an ex-boyfriend when they were on holiday, due to alcohol, so it’s not a tough few weeks. It’s all self-imposed.
“Her addiction is her own problem, you deal with that your own way.”
He concluded: “You really are just pathetic, I don’t really know what more we can say to you.”
Sarah is just one of a long list of celebrities who Steve has had a pop at over the years.
At the weekend Rebekah Vardy claimed she was fat-shamed by the radio host and branded a “tacky old tart”.
He claimed she should have lost weight before wearing a bikini on I’m A Celebrity in 2017.
Megan McKenna 'ugly' jibes
The reality star, 29, shared a clip of the LBC broadcaster tearing into her, calling her "ugly" and saying she had a "lived-in face".
In the shocking clip from April 2016, the controversial radio host savagely laid into Megan.
"I mean she really is ugly. I mean this is the one who's ugly and abuses the privilege," he started after reading out some quotes from her.
"You know when they say 'lived-in face', in her case 'squatters'... it's all a bit fake."
In another clip from 2017, Steve discussed Megan's debut solo single knocking Taylor Swift from the number one position, even though he didn't think it was a big achievement.
He mentioned she was filming in Nashville, adding: "As long as she stays there I don't really care."
Steve slammed her TV career saying "she would probably be appearing at your local library next" and then told listeners to "put your fingers in your ears" as he cued up her track.
Megan shared the clip to her Instagram, with the caption: "#bekind Showing my support for @tillyramsay & Gemma x."
Her fans couldn't believe Steve's horrendous comments and rushed to send their love to Megan on her socials - including her former TOWIE co-star Gemma Collins, who has also been the target of Steve's jibes and raged: "He’s a p*** take!!!"
'Gemma the Hut'
The early-morning radio host spoke about Gemma's weight in old tweets referring to her as "Gemma the Hut" - referencing the sloth-like Jabba the Hutt from Star Wars.
One tweet about Towie in 2014 read: "That’s Bobby and Harry, the really out to lunch Lydia Dim and her on off boyfriend fat boy fat Arg, who slept with the beach hut Gemma."
Posting on Instagram, Gemma wrote: "I’ve had a few people this past week, month, ten years in spotlight be rude to me about me... "I was so upset about the targeting of @tillyramsay and then I got attached to the story because of someone being cruel about me.
"Do you know what guys it does upset you when it gets brought to light all day yesterday it was covered… is the radio station going to deal with this?"
Tilly, the daughter of chef Gordon Ramsay, was shocked when the radio presenter branded her a “chubby little thing” live on air.
The Strictly contestant immediately took to Instagram where she posted a lengthy statement slamming the 67-year-old breakfast show DJ.
In her post, she said she would “draw the line” at anyone making fun of her appearance and that she “won’t tolerate” nasty remarks.
Speaking earlier this week, Steve said: “She can’t blooming 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.”
“However, recently being called out on a national radio station by a 67-year-old man is a step too far. Steve please feel free to 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.
“This isn’t the first and definitely won’t be the last comment made about my appearance. But please remember that words can hurt and at the end of the day I am only 19.
“I understand that being in the public eye obviously comes with its own repercussions and I’ve been aware of this from a young age. However, I won’t tolerate people that think it’s OK to publicly comment and scrutinise anyone’s weight and appearance.”
Tilly, who is the youngest competitor in the new series and one of the youngest in the show’s 17-year history, received an outpouring of support on social media.
Steve eventually said sorry to Tilly. A source told the Daily Star: "Tilly has been given a full apology by Steve. He wanted to make it clear that he is very sorry to have upset her.
“It was sent privately because he didn’t want it to look like it was done for publicity.”
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