Bros singer Matt Goss gave a controversial interview with Dom Joly on Oxfordshire’s JACKfm where he slammed “woke Britain” and insisted he was a King in a former life.
Promoting his upcoming appearance on Strictly Come Dancing, the 53-year-old revealed on Dom Joly’s Sunday Session show that he ‘hasn’t watched a lot of Strictly’, but told the presenter and comedian that he wants to be more engaged in pop culture and is willing to ‘dive head first’ into the greatest TV show.
Goss is hoping to take home the glitter ball trophy as he joins the 2022 line up with 14 other famous faces when the dance competition returns in September.
After spending 11 years doing four shows a week during his Las Vegas residency, Goss is now living back in London and told JACKfm the British public ‘make him feel safe and understood.’
He described himself as a deep royalist who loves history, is a big fan of Churchill, has Yeoman friends and hangs out in the Tower of London. When asked by Joly how he came to be mates with Beefeaters, the singer said he didn’t know because there are ‘fewer Yeoman than there are men in space’.
Goss – who’s sung for the likes of Mohammed Ali and the US President – is still making new music. He recently recorded ‘The Storm’ describing it as ‘one of the best songs I’ve written in my life’, before writing ‘Are You Ready’ on the same day, which he said was a disco inspired ‘feel good’ track.
His real dream though, which he revealed in the JACKfm interview, is to have his own lifestyle brand, called simply – Matt Goss – with clothing and fragrance that’s ‘beautiful but isn’t going to break the bank’, to which Dom Joly quipped that he’d be like a ‘budget Kanye’ trying to ‘Gossify’ the nation.
The musician also got to talking about a book he’d been reading about past lives, which led to him revealing on JACKfm that he has ‘been here many many times’ before and was once a King and a Soldier! Despite not being overly religious, Goss said his Grandfather was a Medium and he believes in something bigger, adding ‘I think we’re all kings in our own way.’
Changing direction once again in the interview with Joly, Goss shared his disgust at how politically correct people are becoming, saying kindness and respect is the bedrock, but Brits are notorious for their sense of humour and we need to be more frank with each other. He added: ‘I don’t need a movement to tell me how to behave, my mum taught me that.’
The 80’s legend rose to fame with brother Luke with hit songs such as I Owe You Nothing and When Will I Be Famous? But told Joly the music industry was ‘one of the most tumultuous places you can dare to be in.’
Goss also featured in fly-on-the-wall documentary After The Screaming Stops in 2018, which reunited him and his brother for two 30th anniversary gigs. The programme received three Bafta nominations and put duo back in the spotlight.
He’s set to play the lead role in an upcoming psychological thriller movie called Cobbler Killer Stranger, following twin brother Luke into acting.
Dom Joly’s Sunday Session can be heard every Sunday from 12 to 2pm on JACKfm. Listen on 106 FM in Oxfordshire, smartspeakers