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Andy Murray gets taste of Strictly

New ballrooms please ... tennis champ Andy Murray shows he could give his Strictly Come Dancing star mum a run for her money by having a spin with Anton Du Beke.

The 2013 Wimbledon men's final winner has been unable to support his mother Judy in the studio audience so far this series, but he will make an appearance on the contest tomorrow in a video to be screened during the BBC1 show.

In the film he points out that he is not happy the judges have been mean to his mum, and she and partner Du Beke give him a taste of how they are getting on with this week's routine - a paso doble to I Fought The Law, a hit for The Clash.

Andy then shows off his own abilities by grabbing pro dancer Du Beke for a few steps, before the two of them then have a few moments playing tennis.

Judy's other son Jamie - also a tennis star - has already been seen on the show but Andy has been too busy with international competitions to head down. Andy will also be preparing to play at the O2 Arena in London on Sunday and will be unable to attend the Strictly studio in Elstree for the broadcast.

He is understood to be using his five free online votes to vote for his mum each week. He is said to be so disheartened by the criticisms aimed at Judy by the judges that he turns the volume of the TV down to avoid hearing it when he watches the show.

Judy and her partner finished at the bottom of the leader board last Saturday but managed to avoid the dance-off yet again.

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