Strictly Come Dancing 2014: Judy Murray

Andy Murray's mum is swapping her tennis trainers for a pair of high heels...

Name: Judy Murray


Age: 54

Twitter: @judymoo

Famous for: Head of GB’s Fed Cup team and mother to Andy Murray – Britain’s first Wimbledon champion in 77 years

Twenty seven years ago Judy Murray gave birth to Britain’s most successful tennis player since Fred Perry. As the nation’s best-known sporting mother, she was the first coach to wee Andy and his younger tennis-playing brother Jamie, before handing over the reins when Andy relocated to Barcelona. 

But besides supporting her son on his path to glory – Murray won the US Open in 2011 before claiming the Olympic gold the following year and winning Wimbledon in 2013 – Judy is a prolific presence on the tennis court herself.

As well as coaching at a regional and national level, she captains the British Fed Cup team, a role she took on to raise the profile of female coaches. 

Off the court, Judy’s got plenty of time for Twitter – she’s already charting her Strictly experience with her 111,000 followers… 

Watch Judy Murray giving Greg James an ice bath, proving that revenge is best-served cold…