Strictly’s Matt Goss hits out at judges after first performance critique

STRICTLY Come Dancing’s Matt Goss has slammed the judges for their ‘vague’ comments about his first performance.

Matt, 53, and his dance pro Nadiya Bychkova performed a quickstep to Sir Duke by The Chris Walden Big Band on Saturday night and scored 20.

Strictly's Matt Goss has hit out at the judges for their 'vague' critiques

Strictly’s Matt Goss has hit out at the judges for their ‘vague’ critiquesCredit: BBC
It comes after he and Nadiya Bychkova scored 20

It comes after he and Nadiya Bychkova scored 20Credit: BBC

This placed the duo second from bottom of the leaderboard.

But appearing on Strictly Come Dancing‘s spin-off show It Takes Two, Matt shared his frustrations about the critiques he received.

Following his and Nadiya’s performance, head judge Shirley Ballas had told Matt: “You’re beautifully groomed, you’ve got a lot of swag and you definitely have a lot of potential.

“But for me, it fell a little bit apart. I’m looking for something… Is it the feet? Maybe it’s the knees? Maybe it’s the body position? The frame got lost, you were moving, rattling a little bit between the two of you.”

Anton Du Beke, meanwhile, told Matt he “looked like an unmade bed”.

Matt, who found fame in 80s duo Bros, said: “Everyone seemed to get constructive criticism and then to say, ‘Well, I don’t quite know what it was but…’ Well, I want to know what it was.”

The singer did, however, go on to credit Craig Revel Horwood and Motsi Mabuse – hinting that his anger lies with Anton and Shirley.

“I did find great comfort in Craig – I never thought I’d be able to say that in Week One,” Matt added.

“He did say he liked the routine but, again, he mentioned my frame. But he went on to say I will learn about my frame, which is the whole point.

“Motsi – she’s dead right. I was into the dance but she wanted to feel me more. And that’s what I needed. I needed that critique that I can actually go back and use, you know?”

Matt’s Strictly partner Nadiya also let It Takes Two host Rylan Clark her feelings on the judges’ comments, describing them as “harsh”.

The Ukrainian-born dancer said: “I’m not a judge but I am a professional dancer and I think they were a bit harsh to be honest.

“It was Week One, Matt did all the steps right, the routine was quite full on. There was a lot of content, the quickstep is a very difficult dance and his musicality was just on point.

“Obviously he is a musician, but to actually do all the steps correctly, hit all the accents in 10 days of just rehearsing something new – I wouldn’t be able to go on stage and perform like he does. And he did it in front if the millions.”

Matt is among 15 celebrities fighting it out to lift this year’s Glitterball Trophy.

This weekend will see the 2022 series’ first dance off, with one couple being eliminated from the competition.

Matt's dance partner Nadiya also described the judges as 'harsh'

Matt’s dance partner Nadiya also described the judges as ‘harsh’Credit: BBC
The pair performed a quickstep

The pair performed a quickstepCredit: BBC