‘He told me: ‘Oh my God! You’ll be rubbish!’ – He was right’ – Mum recalls funny Andy Murray story

Andy Murray warned mum Judy she would be ‘rubbish’ on a TV reality show, he has revealed, and then admitted he turned out to be right.

In 2014, Judy Murray took part in Strictly Come Dancing, a BBC television show in which celebrities are paired with professional dancers before competing in a weekly competition.

In the end, Judy was eliminated a respectable 7th out of 15 contestants, but she told of how she had to navigate some classic Andy Murray dry wit before signing up for the show, which was in stark contrast to the reaction of her other son, doubles star Jamie Murray.

“I had to run it past the boys… it was quite funny because the boys are quite different from each other,” Judy Murray told the Game Changers Podcast.

“So I went to Jamie first, because he’s always the easier option.

“He goes, ‘Oh, Mum, you love Strictly! You should do it, you’ll have great fun.’

“And then I said [about it] to Andy, who kind of like stared at me for about a full five seconds or so. And then he went, ‘Oh my God! You’ll be rubbish!’

“And it was funny because they were both right and I loved it and I was rubbish and I didn’t care that I was rubbish, because for all that I am competitive, I wasn’t competitive in that because I knew it wasn’t my thing and I just wanted to enjoy the experience of it.”

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