Matt Goss shares heartbreaking reason for joining Strictly after family loss

Matt Goss has opened up about why he has chosen to take part in this years Strictly Come Dancing.

The Bros singer sadly lost his mum 8 years ago and struggled with the grief and became "reclusive."

The 53 year old admitted that he struggled with PTSD after his tragic loss and threw himself into his work.

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Matt spoke to the Mirror ahead of Friday's Strictly launch and said that he had been asked to take part in Strictly many times in the past.

He said: "I knew in a somewhat unhealthy way that I was becoming reclusive in my world because it was shows, concerts, touring.

"And then I was retreating far too heavily, certainly on the 11th year of my residency and I was like… I lost my mum and I steamed through my grief with my work and I spent a little bit of time on my album."

He explained that he found "London got under his skin" and her "just wanted to go home.

But then Strictly called and he made the decision to go ahead with it this year.

He said: "I'm either going to go back to London and go to a reclusive place or I'm going to come and be really happy and meet people like Fleur, who is so full of life and so kind."

He said that he is feeling "bloody nervous" about the challenge but "is already feeling better" for just signing up.

Matt also explained that he doesn't feel like he has an advantage on the show by being a musician.

He said that it was a "big misconception" that singers will find it easier to dance.

The Bros singer was announced as one of the constants this year when he appeared on This Morning last month.

He said: "To be highly judged in this show and just and be critiqued is actually exciting to me in a weird way because I've got butterflies for the first time in in in three decades."

The Bros member said: "I genuinely am quite nervous and it's just it's a nice feeling to be that nervous."

He joins the likes of Ellie Simmonds, Jayde Adams, Kaye Adams, Kym Marsh, Richie Anderson, Tyler West and British TV actor Will Mellor who will be competing for the glitterball trophy this year.

Strictly airs Friday at 7pm on BBC One.


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