Judy Murray
Judy Murray has been confirmed as the second celebrity to take part in Strictly Come DancingTwitter

Judy Murray might be best known as the mother of Wimbledon tennis champion Andy Murray but it looks like she is finally getting her turn in the spotlight.

The 54-year-old tennis coach has confirmed she will be taking part in this year's Strictly Come Dancing.

Announcing the news on BBC1's official Strictly Twitter account, Murray said she was excited about trading in tennis for tango.

"I'm a huge Strictly Come Dancing fan but a total armchair dancer. It's going to be a big challenge for me and for whoever has to dance with me but I absolutely can't wait to get started!" she said.

In the image shared with fans on Twitter, Murray can be seen posing with one of the show's famous score paddle as well as a tennis ball.

"Look who's all set for Strictly. The lovely Judy Murray @judmoo, that's who. Serve-en!" the caption reads.

Murray joins The Saturdays star Frankie Bridge, who was the first celebrity contestant to join the forthcoming series.

Speaking to BBC Breakfast, the singer said: "I 'm such a huge fan of Strictly! I've always wanted to be a part of the show – it looks like so much fun and the costumes are just gorgeous.

"Like so many little girls, I used to take dance lessons when I was in primary school and I really love dancing but this is going to be so different from anything I have done with The Saturdays. I just can't wait to get started!"

The 12th series of Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC1 this autumn. It will be the first not to be presented by Sir Bruce Forsyth after he announced his departure from the live shows on 4 April.