Billy Connolly taught Andy Murray to swear
The double Wimbledon and Olympic champion copied the Big Yin’s on-stage use of a well-timed expletive to punctuate his own legendary flare-ups when things are not going well on the tennis court.
Murray reveals the inspiration for his colourful language in the tribute show Billy Connolly & Me which will be shown on ITV on Tuesday at 9pm.
Murray revealed his inspiration in the tribute show Billy Connolly & Me
It was Billy who taught me how to swear properly
Murray, a huge fan, says in the show: “It was Billy who taught me how to swear properly. He’s the person who corrected me in my belief that it’s a lack of vocabulary that makes you swear. Rubbish.”
The world No 1 has a long history of taking his anger out in the direction of his team box in the heat of the moment.
Murray has a long history of taking his anger out in the direction of his team box
In 2014 during his Wimbledon defeat Murray famously hollered ‘shut the f**k up!’ at his team.
During the 2013 quarter final the BBC was forced to apologise and viewers reacted with anger after the Scot unleashed a volley of obscenities.
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Murray, 29, is among a stellar line-up of fans such as Dame Judi Dench, David Tennant, Eric Idle, Armando Iannucci and Elton John who share personal memories on the tribute show.