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Judy Murray ignores Andy's advice

ESPN staff
August 18, 2014
Rumours circulated during Wimbledon that Judy Murray would be appearing on Strictly Come Dancing © Getty Images

Andy Murray told his mum Judy she would be "absolutely terrible" if she went on Strictly Come Dancing - but that doesn't seem to have deterred her.

Indeed, Judy has confirmed she will be taking part in the new series of the weekend prime time show, which gets underway this autumn.

Rumours that Judy would appear on the show began to circulate during Wimbledon, with Andy telling her she would have no chance of winning.

"It was on the front page of the papers during Wimbledon and Andy asked me about it," Judy had said in July.

"I said 'no' and he said 'thank God for that, you would be absolutely terrible' which I would."

However, either Judy was pulling Andy's leg or he has inadvertently fired his mother up, with the official Strictly Come Dancing Twitter account revealing she will be strutting her stuff on our television screens.

"I'm a huge Strictly fan but a total armchair dancer," Judy said. "It's going to be a big challenge for me and for whoever has to dance with me.

"I absolutely can't wait to get started."

The only other celebrity confirmed to be taking part this year is none other than a certain Mrs. Wayne Bridge - or Frankie from girl band The Saturdays.

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