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Matt Goss is the eighth celebrity contestant confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing 2022

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Matt Goss is the eighth celebrity contestant confirmed for the brand new series of Strictly Come Dancing. The multi-award-winning entertainment show, produced by BBC Studios, will return to BBC One and BBC iPlayer for its 20th series this autumn, once again bringing glitter, glamour and glorious dancing to homes across the nation.

Matt Goss is a singer-songwriter, musician and actor.

Matt Goss saYS: “I’m extremely nervous and excited, but I’m optimistic because I’m very supple from the knees down.”

Music legend, Matt Goss, has enjoyed mega success as the front man of BROS, with their debut album Push going platinum seven times. It remained on the UK top ten music charts for an astonishing 54 weeks. With continued success as a solo artist, Matt is about to release his solo album, The Beautiful Unknown.

Over the last decade, Matt has had a record breaking residency on the Las Vegas strip. He has received the revered Icon Award and has even been given his own Matt Goss Day on 8 August, which amazingly is his late mother’s birthday. The cult classic documentary: After the Screaming Stops, was nominated for three BAFTAs which resulted in a win. It also won the BBC Moment of the Year and a National Television Award, to name a few.

Matt is a best-selling author with new books in the works. He is also set to play the lead role in upcoming psychological thriller movie, Cobbler Killer Stranger.

The news was revealed today (Monday 8 August) on ITV’s This Morning.

For interview requests, please contact clemmie.kirby@bbc.co.uk

The remaining celebrity contestants joining the new series will be announced in due course.