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Judy Murray confirms Strictly stint

Judy Murray, the mother of tennis star Andy, has officially confirmed she is to be a contestant on this year's Strictly Come Dancing.

She joins Frankie Bridge from pop act The Saturdays on the show, who last week announced she too will be taking part.

Tennis coach Judy said: "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."

She was said to be in talks with show bosses during the summer as Andy tried to defend his 2013 Wimbledon title but crashed out to Grigor Dimitrov.

Judy, 54, qualified as a tennis coach aged 17 and went on to become the eighth best female player in the UK. She is also the mother of former Wimbledon mixed-doubles champion Jamie.

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