Anton du Beke: Judy Murray to 'surprise' on Strictly Come Dancing

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 10 September 2014
Anton Du Beke

Anton du Beke

Anton du Beke insists his new 'Strictly Come Dancing' partner Judy Murray will impress her sons and fans

Anton du Beke says Judy Murray will "surprise" people on 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

The professional dancer - who has been involved in the BBC One show since its inception in 2004 - has insisted that his dance partner will "surprise" her professional tennis player son Andy Murray, who told Judy she would be "terrible" at the dancing competition.

Talking to BANG Showbiz, Anton explained: "He knows her better than me, but I think she's going to surprise her son - especially when she goes into the high kicks and backflips in week three."

He also added that his partner's enthusiasm for learning and her passion for the show will stand her in good stead, even if she does fail to pick up the moves as quickly.

Anton gushed: "Lady Judy Murray, she's got a lovely posture, a lovely determination and the biggest thing is that she loves the show. That's going to come through. Anybody who loves the show is a friend of mine."

Judy previously revealed how her sons, Jamie and Andy, had both responded very differently when they heard their mother could be competing in 'SCD'.

She explained: "Jamie said, 'Oh Mum, you'll love that, you love that show' and Andy said, 'Oh my god, you'll be absolutely terrible.' So, supportive until the end!"

The 55-year-old tennis coach joked that it was now "payback time" for her Wimbledon winning son to have to watch her compete instead.

Judy laughed: "I feel like it's payback time. I can see him slowly sliding underneath the chair in front of him."

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