Strictly’s Matt Goss shares feelings ‘beyond loneliness – I want to live more’

Bros star and future Strictly Come Dancing contestant Matt Goss has opened up about his emotions and feelings of “loneliness” as he hopes the iconic dancing show will help him to live a little more.

The 53 year old star first shot to fame back in the 1980s alongside his twin brother Luke Goss, when the dynamic duo dominated the charts together in boyband Bros.

Yet despite the fame that followed, including, a recent 11 year sell-out residency on the Las Vegas strip, Matt has explained that things weren’t always easy, particularly between himself and his brother.

In a recent interview with the Mail Online, Matt told the publication: “As a twin, when you're younger, you pine for your own identity.

“I can give you an absurd example — I broke my wrist when I was a kid. When I went to school I was asked: "Did Luke break his wrist as well?”

“I think there is definitely sediment [in our relationship] from the past. Sometimes the sediment is at the bottom of the bottle and the water is beautifully clear, then there's a little shake and that sediment muddies the water again.”

While there is no denying that the brothers are hugely supportive of each other and achieved critical acclaim for their work, it also caused some friction for the pair, as Matt was often in the limelight as the frontman, while his brother skilfully worked as a drummer.

“The drummer is the backbone of a band but as a frontman you've got to grab the crowd by the throat.”

In a heartbreaking admission, Matt then went on to admit that he felt he “had to apologise for being the frontman” during their decade spanning career. It was an experience he explained, that could actually be quite lonely.

Next month, the talented star will take on a new challenge as he competes on Strictly Come Dancing. It’s a move that Matt says he hopes “will force me into a place that's not my comfort zone.”

Opening up about his experience with fame so far, he said: “I'd win Baftas, play the O2, do great, great promotions, then go back into this kind of reclusive place.

“You find yourself in your own thoughts a lot. It almost goes beyond loneliness. After the music stops and the crowd with it, there's a quiet silence that becomes quite deafening.

“I would say it's quite a violent silence. I want to live more. I want to be happier. I want to laugh.”

Matt will be joining 14 other famous faces as he takes on the dancing challenge as part of Strictly’s highly anticipated 20th series.

Joining other stars such as Fleur East, Kym Marsh, and Kaye Adams, Matt will returns to our screens next month, as Strictly returns on BBC One.


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