Matt Goss joins 'Strictly Come Dancing' cast and moves back to the UK

·TV Reporter, Yahoo Entertainment UK
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Matt Goss has moved back to the UK ahead of the series. (BBC)
Matt Goss has moved back to the UK ahead of Strictly Come Dancing. (BBC)

Matt Goss has revealed he is joining the cast of this year's Strictly Come Dancing, returning to the UK after 25 years in America to take part.

Goss, 53, was named as the eighth celebrity for the line-up of the BBC One show on Monday, when he was announced on ITV's This Morning.

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He is best known for performing in the 80s pop group Bros with his twin brother Luke, but the pair quit their hometown of London after finding fame to move to the US.

Talking to This Morning hosts Josie Gibson and Craig Doyle, he said: "I've been almost reclusive, I come and work and then go back to America. I thought, it's time for me to come home and get out of my own way in a way.

Matt Goss spoke to Craig Doyle and Josie Gibson. (ITV/Shutterstock)
Matt Goss spoke to Craig Doyle and Josie Gibson. (ITV/Shutterstock)

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“And do something completely out of my comfort zone. I'm quite shy off stage so I'll have to face all those demons and learn.”

Goss, who has had a long-running residency in Las Vegas, also revealed: "I’ve been asked to do it before but I think honestly, for me where I am in my life, 11 years in Vegas, all the venues I’ve played – I want to just get out of my own way, let go a little bit and have some fun."

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The brothers recently featured in hit documentary Bros: After the Screaming Stops where they were putting together a comeback show and visiting London, but Goss said he had very little dance experience.

Matt Goss was revealed as a Strictly contestant on This Morning. (ITV/Shutterstock)
Matt Goss was revealed as a Strictly contestant on This Morning. (ITV/Shutterstock)

He explained: “Somebody's going to have to teach me, I have to learn. When I do my songs I move obviously but you don't really know what you're doing. To be judged on this show is actually exciting to me. I've got butterflies for the first time in three decades.”

The 'When Will I Be Famous' singer added: “I’m excited, I’m nervous. You have the conversation and then you go about your day and you think, ‘I’ve got to dance.’ I’m eating everything that’s favourable to Spandex. I’ve got to make sure it’s alright, I’m excited.”

Appearing for his reveal in a lime green suit and large trilby, he also said: "I’m optimistic because I’m very supple from the knees down...I can't even look at clips of Strictly right now because I'm so terrified."