Judy Murray to Return for Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special

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Judy Murray to Return for Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special

Tennis - Judy Murray, the mother of Andy Murray and Jamie Murray, will return to Strictly Come Dancing for the show's Christmas special. Speaking to The Daily Record, Judy Murray says, “I will be watching it on Christmas Day with my family and you can no doubt imagine the rude comments that will be coming my way.

Life’s a bit hectic at the moment as I’m trying to fit the dance training for the Strictly special in amongst everything else. I’m aching all over – it’s as bad as it was three years ago. I can’t say I ever really got to grips with it the first time.

I managed to stay in for eight weeks until the midway showcase in Blackpool. It was phenomenal to get the chance to dance in the Tower Ballroom and that night, doing the Viennese waltz, I was actually beginning to get the hang of following my partner Anton Du Beke.

I haven’t danced a step since then. This time, I’m partnered with a guy called Neil Jones and he’s tasked with teaching me how to Charleston. I’m loving it, just as I’ve always loved Strictly. For me, it’s all about doing something completely different and learning something brand new.

I hope this time I will be more relaxed. I’m really starting from scratch again, so it’s a challenge for Neil. When he’s going left, I’m still going right and my memory goes to mush, but it’s great fun.” Judy, who has played an instrumental part in shaping the lives and careers of Andy and Jamie Murray, has been awarded an OBE for service to tennis earlier this year.

She is also busy enjoying time with her grandkids - Andy's two daughters. “It’s lovely to have little girls in the family – and that’s all I’m going to say about that!” Also Read - Rafael Nadal to Play Barcelona Open for the 14th time in his career in 2018 .