Gordon Ramsay pays Ed Sheeran R9.5m for daughter's birthday party
Gordon Ramsay splashed out an estimated R9.5 million to get his daughter's favourite singer, Ed Sheeran, to perform at her 18th birthday party.
The 53-year-old chef booked the "Shape of You" hitmaker - who typically commands the six-figure sum for private gigs - to sing five of his hits before leading a rendition of "Happy Birthday" to Tilly on Saturday.
Gordon and his wife Tana - who also have Megan, 21, 19-year-old twins Holly and Jack, and seven-month-old son Oscar, together - had booked London nightspot Cuckoo club for the bash and the teenager had hundreds of pals in attendance, including family friends Brooklyn and Romeo Beckham.
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A source told The Sun newspaper's Bizarre column: "Tilly's bash was next level. It was clear Gordon had spared no expense in making sure it really was a night to remember.
"Ed is Tilly's favourite singer so it meant the world to her that he was there, even though his set didn't come cheap."
The party had a James Bond theme and Gordon and Tana pulled out all the stops to ensure their daughter - who turned 18 earlier this month - had a great time.
The source added: "The whole party had a James Bond theme, with drinks topped with her face or the 007 logo and guests encouraged to come in black tie. There was even a 007 ice sculpture which you could drink shots out of."
Tilly is currently dating Gino D'Acampo's son Luciano and the 43-year-old chef recently joked he's delighted about their pair's romance because his
'Gordon, Gino and Fred's Road Trip' co-star thinks it is a "f***ing nightmare".
Gino - who also has children Rocco, 14, and Mia, seven, with his wife Jessica Stellina Morrison - said: "Tilly is beautiful. They've known each other for a few years now. I don't really want to say a lot because it's none of my business.