The 19-year-old chef and influencer joined her professional partner for a Charleston, and ended in joint first position on the leader-board with Dragon’s Den star Sara Davies and her partner Aljaž Škorjanec.
Both couples nabbed 34 points out of 40 – an impressive score at this early stage of the competition.
Receiving her critique, Craig Revel Horwood said that he “really and truly loved it”.
But Craig wasn’t the only TV baddie Tilly impressed. The studio camera panned to her dad Gordon, who grew emotional after watching her.
The Kitchen Nightmares chef proudly clapped for Tilly, before wiping away a number of tears.
Later, in a post on Instagram, he shared his pride once more.
Ramsay posted a picture of Tilly and Nikita in rehearsal and urged fans to vote for them.
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He wrote: “What an amazing performance tonight @bbcstrictly lines are open @tillyramsay @nikita_kuzmin so proud well done.”
Tilly herself was also pleased with her performance and celebrated topping the leader-board with a photo on Instagram.
Captioning it, she wrote: “Charleston done!! What a night, I enjoyed every second of it (…) if you had as much fun watching us as we did please vote for us!!”
Now, the competitors’ scores from last night will be combined with last week’s results, as well as the public vote to determine who will perform in the dance off.
Although yesterday evening saw Tilly achieve the joint highest score, her score from last week puts her in fourth place.
TV presenter AJ Odudu and Kai Widdrington are currently in a strong position at the top of the leader-board, while actor Nina Wadia and her partner Neil Jones sit in the bottom.
The results show airs tonight at 7:05pm on BBC One.