Judy Murray has spoken about her on-going Strictly Come Dancing experience in an interview with Loose Women.
The tennis coach joined Ruth Langsford, Coleen Nolan, Judy Finnigan and Jane Moore on the panel earlier today and told the foursome that she is having a “great time” working with Anton Du Beke whom she is teaching to play tennis.
Quizzed if Anton was any good at tennis, she admitted:
“No and I’m delighted. I tell him when he hits his forehand, he needs to keep his elbow up and when we do the Waltz, he tells me I have to keep my left elbow up. I’m really glad he’s not good because now I can help him with something. He’s loving it and I’m loving the dancing.”
Sharing Anton’s approach to teaching dance with the panel, Judy revealed:
“He’s not strict at all, he approaches everything with a sense of humour which is how I coach when I’m working with kids. I go wrong all the time. I haven’t got a very bendy body, it’s got a lot to do with my age and also I have step amnesia, so when you see me going like this (pulls a blank expression), he knows I don’t know what to do next and he says ‘don’t worry, stand still and I’ll move you!”
Asked whether son Andy would be coming to see her in the show, Judy explained: “He really struggles with it, he know the judges are going to be foul to me…so he turns the volume down.”
Despite being competitive in sport, Judy insisted that she doesn’t have a similar approach to Strictly:
“With Strictly I am actually not competitive at all with anyone else. I just want to get a little bit better each week and I love the show so having the chance to be part of it, for me, it’s all fun. I don’t care what anyone throws at me – I’m just having a good time!”
On whether she thought she was going to leave the competition, she said: “Every week I think I’m going, every week, because I’m always in the bottom two or three of the Judge’s comments.”
Loose Women airs weekdays at 12.30pm on ITV.