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Judy Murray will surprise Strictly fans with her sense of humour, says Anton Du Beke

Anton Du Beke has revealed Judy Murray is going to surprise viewers with her sense of fun on Strictly Come Dancing.

The professional ballroom dancer said he was 'thrilled' to be paired with the sports coach and mother of tennis champion Andy Murray on the BBC show, and promised to bring out a very different side to the one we seefrom the side of tennis courts.

Anton revealed at the TV Choice awards: "I'm thrilled because she's such a great girl.

"What I want people to see though, what I've found out about her in the small time I've been with her, is her wonderful sense of humour. What we see is this strong mum, but she wants to have fun, she wants to be Judy 'look at me, I'm having fun', and I think she's going to do it."

Anton revealed he thinks Judy's strong competitive side from the tennis world will be an advantage on the dance floor.

He said: "I think she has a competitive edge, but that's great, because you need that, because the show is so nerve-racking that you have to have that sort of focus, which she'll have.

"But the key thing for Judy is fun. If we can get some fun out of her she's going to have a lovely time. She's so excited, I can't even tell you, because she's such a fan of the show, she's so excited."