Matt Goss: I was visited by my mum's ghost after Strictly

Matt Goss says his late mum visited him the night he left Strictly credit:Bang Showbiz
Matt Goss says his late mum visited him the night he left Strictly credit:Bang Showbiz

Matt Goss says he was "visited by his mum's ghost" after he finished 'Strictly Come Dancing.'

The former Bros star, 54, lost his mum Carol Philips to cancer in 2014 but revealed that after he was eliminated from the BBC Latin and ballroom competition earlier this month she appeared before him "about five times" that night.

He said: "The night after I left 'Strictly' I didn’t want to watch the show and I just wanted to be in my own bubble. I was getting streams of messages from people and that night I just lay in the dark listening to music. A bag fell off a shelf. And then I said, ‘Mum is that you? If it’s you, can the music stop? And then the music stopped. Then it came back on and did it again. It happened about five times."

The 'When Will I be Famous?' singer - who was partnered with Nadiya Bychkova on the show but was axed following a dance-off with former 'Coronation Street' star Kym Marsh and Graziano di Prima in week four- added that he "knew" it was the ghost of his late mother but admitted that taking part in 'Strictly' was much more "difficult" than he ever thought it would be.

He told The Sun newspaper: "“I knew it was my mum. It was unbelievable and this incredible, warm feeling came over me. It was a beautiful thing and I knew it was a sign everything would be OK.'Strictly' was much more difficult than I thought it would be. It was pretty uncomfortable."

Since his axing from 'Strictly Come Dancing', comedienne Jayde Adams and her partner Karen Hauer have since faced the chop after failing to impress viewers with their performance of the Charleston to 'The Ballad of Barry and Freda (Let's Do It)', by late BBC comedy legend Victoria Wood during the 100 Years of the BBC special.

Following her exit, Jayde said: "This has been the best thing I have ever done in my life

and I will carry it to my grave, and it has been an absolute pleasure working with you (Karen) and learning about so much that will go into my own stuff, in my own work. "