Belfast Telegraph

Bruce wants Judy Murray on Strictly

Sir Bruce Forsyth has said he thinks Judy Murray would be "great" on Strictly Come Dancing.

Andy Murray's mother is thought to be in talks to swap Centre Court for the ballroom and quickstep her way on to the BBC One dance show.

Brucie and Tess Daly were among the stars watching the British tennis tournament in the Royal Box at Wimbledon

When asked if Judy Murray would be a good contestant on Strictly, Sir Bruce said on his arrival in SW19: "Of course she would. Judy Murray would be great actually."

He added: "We'd like to get Andy on there."

The line-up for the next series, to be presented by Tess and Claudia Winkleman, is yet to be announced.

But an insider said: "She'd be a fantastic signing on the show."

The 54-year-old tennis coach is a big fan of Strictly and has posted comments about the dancers on her Twitter account.

She is in the advanced stage of talks to join the next series, according to the Daily Mail.

Hollywood star Hugh Jackman is also expected to take in the tennis action in SW19's most famous court which will feature three of the sport's big names Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams and Sabine Lisicki.

Impressionist Alistair McGowan and broadcaster John Humphrys are also on the Royal Box list.

Andy Murray was victorious in his first round on the opening day of the tournament. He was watched by stars including Naomie Harris, Ellie Goulding, Pixie Lott, Joely Richardson and Jack Whitehall.


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