Judy Murray enjoys a mini Strictly reunion with celeb friends

There wasn't a ballroom in sight, but that didn't stop Judy Murray and some of her former Strictly co-stars from having an impromtu dance at the weekend. Judy, 57, shared a photo on Twitter on Sunday showing her posing in a field with Thom Evans, Sunetra Sarker and Jake Wood as the group enjoyed a mini Strictly reunion in the sunshine.

"Keeeep dancing. Yes we are in a field. @BBCStrictly Class of 2014," Judy captioned the fun snapshot.


Judy Murray met up with Thom Evans, Sunetra Sarker and Jake Wood at the weekend

Judy, Sunetra, Jake and Thom all took part in the 12th series of Strictly – which was eventually won by Caroline Flack and Pasha Kovalev - and have clearly remained firm friends. The group will no doubt be glued to their TV screens when the new series kicks off on 23 September.

This will be head judge Len Goodman's final series on the show – and Judy thinks she knows the perfect replacement; her former Strictly partner Anton du Beke.

"I think he would make a tremendous judge," she recently told Digital Spy. "He is a great dancer, but he is also a household name and a real student of dance. The things he taught me, about the history of ballroom dancing in particular – he is a real student of what he does.

Judy appeared on the 12th series of Strictly in 2014

"He's also a born entertainer," she added. "He has great banter, he's effortlessly funny and the viewers love him, so I think he would be perfect as a judge!"

This year, Anton has been paired with Birds of A Feather actress Lesley Joseph. Judy laughed off the suggestion that she might get jealous watching him perform with other people.

She remains good friends with her professional partner Anton du Beke

"Not at all," she said. "I didn't watch it much last year, but I was absolutely delighted for Anton because he did so well and got through to the final (with Katie Derham), because he'd never got through to the final before, and I know he loves the show and he loves dancing. It was great."

She also revealed that she is still really close to Anton, adding: "For me, the best thing that came out of Strictly after the show finished is the friends you make it in. I've made some very, very good friends from doing Strictly." 

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