Judy Murray confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing 2014

The tennis coach is the second celebrity confirmed to appear on the show

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Judy Murray will soon be donning fake tan and sparkles to appear on the forthcoming series of Strictly Come Dancing.

The tennis coach, and mother of former Wimbledon champion Andy Murray, was today confirmed as the second celebrity set to take part in the dancing competition.

Ms Murray made the announcement via the programme’s official Twitter account.

Formerly the eighth best female tennis player in the UK, Ms Murray 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!"

The Saturdays’ band member Frankie Bridge was the first celebrity to be confirmed for the dance show.

The 25-year-old said: "I’m such a huge fan of Strictly! I’ve always wanted to be a part of the show – it looks like so much fun and the costumes are just gorgeous.

“Like so many little girls, I used to take dance lessons when I was in primary school and I really love dancing but this is going to be so different from anything I have done with The Saturdays. I just can’t wait to get started!"


The pair will compete against 13 other celebrities for the glitter ball trophy when the show returns to BBC One this autumn.

Ross Kemp, Alan Hansen and The Only Way Is Essex’s Mark Wright are among those also rumoured to be joining.