Strictly’s Matt Goss reveals he was forced to part ways with his dog to appear in the new series
He is among a number of stars who have joined the lineup for the 20th series.
And Strictly Come Dancing star Matt Goss has revealed he’s already been forced to make a heartbreaking sacrifice to appear on the show, separating from his beloved dog Reggie and leaving him behind in the US.
The 53-year-old 80s hitmaker revealed he’s hoping to fly his French bulldog to the UK but is concerned about how he’ll manage the long flight due to his breathing difficulties.
Tough: Matt Goss has revealed he has been forced to part with his beloved dog Reggie after leaving him in the US so he can take part in the new series of Strictly Come Dancing
Matt told The Sun he may have to wait months to be reunited with Reggie in the UK after his busy schedule prevented him from ordering a pet passport and ensuring his dog had the necessary vaccinations.
He said: “It was hard leaving Reggie in America. I know having him here will keep me going on the Strictly stage.
“The issue of bringing Reggie to the UK is the logistics and there is also quarantine.
“Reggie’s breed also has respiratory problems, so it can be difficult for him to travel in the hold or stay in the hold for long periods of time.”
Tough time: The 80s hitmaker revealed he’s hoping to fly his French bulldog to the UK but is concerned about how he’ll manage the long flight due to his breathing difficulties
Matt added that he’s been spending lockdown with his dog, who is named after ’60s gangster Reggie Kray, and always dreamed of having him in the UK so they could go for walks in London’s parks together.
The music legend is among 15 stars appearing in Strictly’s 20th series, including presenter Helen Skelton, footballer Tony Adams, actress Kym Marsh and EastEnders star James Bye.
After being unveiled as a contestant last week, Matt admitted the prospect of appearing on Strictly gave him “butterflies for the first time in three decades.”
Revelation: Matt added that he’s spent lockdown with his dog, who is named after ’60s gangster Reggie Kray, and always dreamed of having him in the UK
He said that morning: “I’m excited, I’m nervous. You have the conversation and then you think: “I have to dance!”
Matt, who has lived in Las Vegas, America for 25 years as a headliner, said he’s looking forward to spending more time at home again.
He said: “I was almost retired, I come and work and then go back to America. I thought it was time for me to come home and get out of my way somehow.
“Do something completely outside of my comfort zone. I’m pretty shy offstage so I have to face all those demons and learn.’
Go down! Last week, Matt was revealed as one of 15 stars taking part in the 20th series of Strictly Come Dancing
Matt revealed that he received the call for the show a month ago and has been codenamed ever since.
He said: “I had the call over a month ago and my code name was American Bulldog. Now I can say it’s me. It’s very secret. I told about three people and that was it.’
When asked how to learn to dance, he added: “Someone has to teach me, I have to learn.
“When I’m doing my songs, of course I’m moving, but you don’t really know what you’re doing. Being judged on this show is really exciting for me. I have butterflies for the first time in three decades.’
Blast from the past: Matt is best known as a member of the ’80s pop group Bros with his twin brother Luke (pictured in 1988)
Matt is best known for being a member of the 80’s pop group Bros with his twin brother Luke.
Matt was the lead singer of the group whose debut album Push went four times platinum and stayed in the UK Singles Chart for 54 weeks.
He began a solo singing career in 1996 and has released 23 solo singles to date, four of which have reached the UK Top 40.
STRICTLY COM DANCING 2022: WHO ARE THE PARTICIPANTS?
Profession: Coronation Street star and presenter
Kim says: “I am very happy that they made it this year! I’m a huge fan of the show and can’t believe I’ll be watching from home in my pajamas and actually dancing in front of the judges in a glittery dress.
Profession: radio host
Richie says: ‘This is a dream come true! I can’t wait to slip on those glitters and sequins and dance the world’s most famous dance floor!’
Profession: Former athlete
Ellie says: “Being asked to join the Strictly family is just so exciting and I can’t wait, it’s going to be so much fun.”
Profession: radio DJ
Tyler says: “It’s a show that means so much to me and my family and I can’t wait to seriously shake a leg on this shiny dance floor… with a side of sequins.”
Ellie says: “Well, cover me in fake tan and roll me in sequins! I’m absolutely thrilled to be a part of Strictly 2022!’
TONY ADAMS MBE
Profession: Retired Footballer and Manager
Tony says: “To say I’m excited is an understatement – the allure of sequins and the reputation of salsa make me trade in my battered old football boots for a pair of Strictly Soft shoes.”
Profession: EastEnders actor
James says “I’m not known for my flapping or sparkling toes — in fact, my kids regularly laugh at my dad dancing, but it’s an honor to be asked and I’ll do my best.”
Profession: TV and radio stations
Helen says: “I’m really looking forward to embarking on a fun adventure. My family and friends have always loved the show and can’t wait for me to get started.
will says: “I know it’s going to be a big challenge, but that’s what life is about. It’s my mom’s favorite show too and she’s had a really tough few years so I’m doing it for her too. Bring it on!’
Profession: TV presenter
Kaye says: “I said I wanted to make the last year of my fifties unforgettable and I can’t think of a better way than to show the world my two left feet. Pray for me!’
Jayde says, “I’ve been a huge fan of the show for years. I feel like I’m watching myself in a dream and can’t believe I manifested this.
Matt says: “I was retired, I come and work and then go back to America. I thought it was time for me to come home and get out of my way.
Molly says: “I already know it’s going to be an experience of a lifetime and I can’t wait to meet the rest of the Strictly family who I’ll be sharing it with.”
Fleur says: “I’m equally nervous and excited to be a part of this year’s Strictly line-up. I look forward to learning new skills and I want to soak up every moment of this magical experience.”
professionn: Wildlife cameraman and moderator
Hamza says: “I’m absolutely thrilled to be a part of Strictly 2022. Never in a million years did I think I’d be on a show this cool.”
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