Strictly Come Dancing star Matt Goss is currently strutting his stuff alongside Nadiya Bychkova – and fans are loving it.

The heart throb, who first rose to fame in eighties band Bros, quick stepped to Sir Duke on Saturday night, and viewers are eagerly awaiting to see what the pair will do next.

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Along with reuniting with twin brother Luke Goss for a series of Bros concerts in 2017, and the release of his latest album The Beautiful Unknown, fans just can't get enough of the music star.

As Matt and Luke Goss turn 54 years old today, Daily Star takes a closer look inside Matt's life.

Bros stardom

Long before Strictly Come Dancing, Matt Goss rose to fame alongside twin brother Luke and their friend Craig Logan in the eighties boyband Bros.

Known for their songs including I Owe You Nothing and When Will I Be Famous, along with their chart topping 1988 album Push, the group sold more than 16 million records worldwide.

They amassed such as a huge fan base, that their fame was dubbed "Brosmania," by the music press – resulting in part of Oxford Street in London being closed off by the police when a jaw-dropping amount of fans turned up for an album signing at HMV.

However in 1989, Craig left the band, with Matt and Luke continuing as a duo.

They released two further albums called The Time and Changing Faces, but by 1992, the group had decided to disband.

From there, Matt has continued to be a successful singer-songwriter, performing residencies at The Palms, Ceasars Palace and Mirage in Las Vegas.

He also recently released his latest album, The Beautiful Unknown, in 2022.

Speaking about the album and performing the songs in a series of tour dates earlier this year, Matt told Daily Star: "It's a lovely reassurance as in the fans at the end of the day, they're the boss, sometimes when you write songs and put them together on an album there are 11 songs.

"I was obsessed with creating a contemporary pop record that could finally compete with Push and that's what the people reviewing the record are saying.

"The fans are saying this is the record they've always wanted me to make since back in the day."

Hollywood star sibling

While Matt performed regularly in Las Vegas, twin Luke stepped onto the stage in productions such as Grease and What a Feeling.

However, the acting bug took hold and since then, Matt's twin Luke has become a successful Hollywood actor.

After landing his first leading role as the villain in Blade II, Luke played The Creature in Hallmark Channel's Frankenstein and appeared in 2005 film The Man, opposite Samuel L Jackson.

He is best known for playing the villain Nuada in blockbuster Hellboy II: The Golden Army in 2008.

That's not all, as he starred as Steve Fox in Tekken and appeared in Death Race II, as well as releasing his directorial debut Your Move in 2018.

He also has a connection to current Strictly star Kym Marsh, as he appeared in the 2021 romantic comedy The Loss Adjuster alongside Kym, as well as EastEnders icon Martin Kemp and acting royalty Joan Collins.

Relationship with Luke

The group later got back together in 2017 to perform two dates at London's 02 Arena – with the preparations documented in 2018's Bros: When The Screaming Stops.

The documentary, which was broadcast during Christmas 2018, became a smash-hit and propelled the brothers back into the limelight.

As well as the reunion preparations, it showed Matt and Luke's relationship with one another.

Matt and Luke could be seen in heated arguments during the 2018 reunion documentary Bros: When The Screaming Stops, which focused on the brothers' preparations for Bros' comeback tour.

When asked on This Morning if they "locked horns" because they were both such talented creatives, Matt said: "Any great meal needs spice.

"That’s what we are – we are two very separate ingredients that are essential to what we do as a band."

The brothers were inseparable as youngsters, and Matt has admitted that despite not always seeing eye to eye, they are always there for each other.

"I would do anything for Luke. If we both feel a little bit wobbly or vulnerable, we're there for each other certainly," Matt told The Mail Online's Weekend Magazine.

"But we know each other so well we know exactly where each other's buttons are.

"I can honestly say I never want to p*** Luke off, but I have a way of being able to and he has a way of being able to with me."

Matt also paid a sweet tribute to Luke on their birthday today (September 29), asking fans to share the love for his twin.

He tweeted: "Happy birthday to my twin brother Luke Goss! Love you! Send him birthday love on his Instagram," followed by a heart emoji.

Conkers rant

One of the most memorable moments of the 2018 Bros documentary involved a rather unusual subject – Conkers.

He could be heard ranting about the traditional childhood game, saying that he was annoyed at the fact: "you can't even play f***ing conkers in England."

"Please can we start a petition as Bros for this ridiculous thing where you can’t even play conkers, you have to wear goggles," said Matt.

"That is the biggest problem…You can’t play conkers in England."

The rant has become one of the most talked about moments of the documentary – and was even named the TV moment of the year at the Edinburgh TV Festival.

Referencing the conkers rant during an interview with This Morning, Matt said he "still felt passionate about conkers".

"I like speaking in analogies and metaphors and similes," Matt said.

"Sometimes it’s a descriptive way of speaking.

"I realise that more now and I love the conkers thing. I still feel passionate about conkers and not wearing goggles."

Heartbreaking loss

In recent interviews, Matt has opened up about the death of his and Luke's mum on May 26 2014, following a battle with cancer.

Speaking to The Evening Standard, Matt explained that he cared for his mum in her final days, saying: "It will be something I deal with for the rest of my days.

"When you have tough times, there’s two or three people in the world you want to call and for me, none of these people are on this earth anymore."

Earlier in 2022, Matt released his solo album The Beautiful Unknown, and said his mum's death directly inspired the lead single for the album, Somewhere To Fall.

He described it as a way of "seeing it he wanted to be alive without her."

Matt added that he "needed somewhere that was safe. I needed to find my strength and recover, I guess with some kind of grace and dignity. It was difficult."

Saving a fan's life

In 2020, Matt opened up to The Sun newspaper about the moment he saved a fan's life during a live streamed musical performance.

He said: "The message from this lady said she wanted to end it all.

"My heart was in my mouth. I couldn't ignore it and stopped everything, contacted the woman and she was indeed in a great deal of trouble.

"She was in her own house and was in a bad way. So I told her that if she was at risk, I'd need to contact the authorities — the police, the ambulance, everything."

Matt made the decision to stop his performance and went on to get in touch with the fan before talking to her for around 20 minutes in a bid to calm her down.

He proceeded to tell the female that he would be contacting the emergency services, including both the police and ambulance in order to assist the fan – effectively saving her life.


An eighties pin-up and still a heart throb today, Matt Goss has had a number of relationships throughout the years.

The star previously dated Melanie Sykes in 1992 and it is also rumoured that he dated EastEnders legend Martine McCutcheon in 1998, although The Mirror reports that both stars have "remained tight-lipped about their rumoured relationship."

Matt also opened up to The Sun that he once went on a date with X-Factor star Rebecca Ferguson, saying: "We’re still friends.

"Rebecca and I went on a date and she was lovely. She’s wonderful and such a talent, but I’m living in America and she has a family, which comes first."

Speaking to Radar Online, Matt also revealed that he had been in a decade long relationship with actress Daisy Fuentes, before the pair split in 2010.

"We had a long and loving relationship.

"This came as a shock especially when you think you really know someone. I wish her all the best and hope she finds whatever it is that she's searching for."

Speaking to The Press Association recently, Matt described his ideal woman – and that she "has to have a good lining."

Saying that he has become more attracted to internal beauty as he has got older, Matt said: "I’m not fazed by beauty. You can meet a beautiful woman, but if she’s got no lining it’s still going to end up being cold.

"So you want a beautiful coat but it needs to have a good lining too."

He added: "As I’m getting older I’m very interested in internal beauty.

"Don’t get me wrong, I’m a leg man. I love hands and a nice manicure and pedicure and heels."

However, it is reported that Matt is now in a relationship with jeweler Chantelle Brown, who was previously married to EastEnders actor Paul Nicholls.

20k flight for dog

Matt revealed to Daily Star ahead of his Strictly stint that he paid £20,000 to fly his pet dog to Britain to be with him while he is on the BBC show.

The star owns his beloved bulldog called Reggie who lives with him in the States, and said he could not bear to be without him while he was on Strictly.

He said: "It’s a military operation trying to get Reggie – everything from shots to his own passport. It has been endless.

"The temperatures in LA and Germany both had to be below 80F at the time of departure because he is a bulldog. It’s all to do with his breathing.

"He is everything to me. He’s my furry son. I love him with all my heart. We are inseparable and we are telepathic."

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