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Judy Murray signs up for Strictly Come Dancing

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Image caption Judy Murray announced on Twitter that she will be taking part in the latest series of Strictly

Judy Murray has confirmed she will be taking part in the new series of Strictly Come Dancing.

The tennis coach mother of former Wimbledon champion Andy Murray made the announcement via the official Strictly Twitter account, posing with one of the famous score paddles from the show.

She said: "I'm a huge Strictly fan but a total armchair dancer.

"It's going to be a big challenge for me and for whoever has to dance with me."

She added: "I absolutely can't wait to get started."

Born in Bridge of Allan, Judy qualified as a tennis coach aged 17 and went on to become the eighth best female player in the UK.

Strictly Come Dancing presenter Sir Bruce Forsyth announced earlier this year that he was retiring from the series, although he may still appear in one-off specials.

Current co-host Tess Daly will be joined by Claudia Winkleman when the show returns later this year.

Singer Frankie Bridge, from girl band The Saturdays, is the only other celebrity confirmed as taking part.

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