Why Strictly fan Judy Murray won’t take floor

Judy Murray agreed she would be 'absolutely terrible'. Picture: Getty
Judy Murray agreed she would be 'absolutely terrible'. Picture: Getty
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ANDY Murray warned his mother against appearing on television reality show Strictly Come Dancing by telling her she is an awful dancer.

Judy Murray revealed her tennis star son was relieved when she told him she wouldn’t be taking part in the hit BBC show.

Rumours started to surface during this year’s Wimbledon that the tennis coach was set to take to the floor in this year’s series.

When her son confronted her about it, he told her she had no chance of winning.

She said: “It was on the front page of the papers during Wimbledon and Andy asked me about it.

“I said ‘No’ and he said ‘Thank God for that, you would be absolutely terrible’, which I would.

“I think it’s just a rumour, so no, definitely not.

“If I could dance with any tennis player, it would be Feliciano Lopez, who I call ‘Deliciano’. He looks a bit like a Roman god.”

Judy, 54, is a long-term fan of the popular show and previously told how she would love Russia’s Artem Chigvintsev as a dance partner.

She said: “If I was going to dance with somebody, it would definitely be Artem. I think Artem is a phenomenal dancer. His chest isn’t bad either.”

The BBC was said to be in advanced talks last month after reportedly failing to convince Murray’s girlfriend, Kim Sears, to compete.

Judy also insisted she wasn’t to blame for her son’s meltdown at Wimbledon this year.

She said: “His girlfriend, me, even Maggie the dog, we were all getting blamed for doing something five minutes before the match.

“But I was actually watching Jamie playing mixed doubles.”