Matt Goss thanks Strictly team for discreet ways they hid medical condition

Matt Goss has revealed he was "touched" by the way Strictly's wardrobe department helped him dress to feel comfortable given his medical condition.

The Bros star – who was eliminated from the BBC ballroom contest at the weekend – has Poland Syndrome, a condition where someone has missing or underdeveloped chest muscles.

The singer said the condition affects what he wears, but thanked Strictly's "very caring" team for dressing him in a way that worked for his body.

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He told the Daily Mail that the people behind the scenes were always "discreet" when it came to working on his show outfits.

"It has been one of my favourite things about the Strictly experience," said the 54-year-old.

"The costume team were relative strangers at the beginning but from the start they've always been very kind and discreet – it has really touched me."

Matt, who was paired with pro Nadiya Bychkova on the Strictly dancefloor, explained that he has one pectoral muscle on the right side instead of two.

"If I get a jacket made it will pull on the right side more," said the singer.

"I have it tight on my right so it counterbalances my left side. Slim tailoring is good for me and my fashion is determined by my chest shape."

The star that said in his Bros days in the 80s he was "self-conscious" and when he posed for pictures he would do it in a way that would disguise his condition.

However, he said that strutting his stuff on Strictly had improved his posture and that he was now planning to re-shoot some of Bros' old shots with his chest showing.

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Matt said that he now wants to raise awareness and wants to help show children with Poland Syndrome that they can achieve whatever they want in life.


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