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Andy Murray says mum Judy will be 'absolutely terrible' on Strictly

05 SEPTEMBER 2014

Judy Murray has revealed what her Wimbledon champion son Andy thinks of her upcoming Strictly performances.

The tennis coach, who is soon to appear on the BBC dancing show alongside stars including Pixie Lott and Caroline Flack, shared Andy and her other son Jamie's reactions when she told them the news.

"When I told the boys I might do Strictly, Jamie said: 'Oh mum, you love that show' and Andy said: 'You'll be absolutely terrible!'" said Judy.

 

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Andy Murray with tennis coach mum Judy


The 54-year-old Scotswoman, who regularly cheers on Andy at tennis tournaments alongside his girlfriend Kim Sears, added that her son would probably be supporting her at the live shows.

"I think he will if he's at home," said Judy. "I can see him taking a seat on the back row and slowly sliding underneath the chairs – but I've said it's payback time."

Judy, who has been in rehearsals, revealed that she had got off to a "spectacularly bad" start in training.

"If I'm terrible, I'll just laugh – because you have to," she added.

 

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Andy Murray's girlfriend Kim Sears with Judy


The twelfth series of Strictly will return to screens on Sunday and will be presented by Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman, with former host Sir Bruce Forsyth continuing to front special episodes.

Other stars who will be fighting for the glitterball trophy include singer Frankie Bridge, reality TV star Mark Wright and DJ Scott Mills.

Judy was confirmed as the second celebrity taking part in the series. She made the announcement on Twitter, writing, "I'm a huge Strictly Come Dancing fan but a total armchair dancer. It's going to be a big challenge for me and for whoever has to dance with me but I absolutely can't wait to get started!"

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