Matt Goss is singer-songwriter who shot to fame alongside his twin brother Luke as part of the band Bros. The band, best known for their hit 'When Will I Be Famous', which reached number one in Ireland in 1987, had great success with their debut album Push, which went platinum seven times, remaining on the UK top ten music charts for an impressive 54 weeks.
The parted ways in 1992 and Matt went on to have a solo career. Now, the 53-year-old is hoping to dazzle the judges and lift the Glitterball trophy alongside other celeb contestants, including paralympian Ellie Simmonds and radio DJ Fleur East. READ MORE:BBC Strictly Come Dancing launch: Date, start time and full line-up Goss, who is originally from Surrey but has lived in Las Vegas since 2009, moved back to London earlier this year after losing his mum in 2009.
Speaking to PA he said: "I’ve been talking about wanting to come back [to the UK] for a long time. There’s a familiarity here that just resonates with me, and the way I’m received in this country, it’s like I’m part of the family, and that’s a really wonderful and much-needed experience." Goss revealed that he had been asked to take part in the show in previous years, but always turned the opportunity down.
He agreed this year after realising he had become a "recluse" after his mother's death, and wanted a fresh start in the UK. Matt also insisted that it was a "big misconception" that musicians and singers would find it easier to dance.Read more on manchestereveningnews.co.uk