STRICTLY Come Dancing Fans are convinced that Shirley Ballas and Matt Goss are the best. ‘have beef’.
During Saturday night’s show the head judge pointed out a number of errors after Matt, Matt, 53, and his dance pro Nadiya Bychkova performed a quickstep to Sir Duke by The Chris Walden Big Band.
She said to him, “You’re well groomed and have a lot swag. You definitely have a lot more 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.”
She also added: “You will get away with a foot error. You won’t get away with a bad frame”.
Those who were watching at home thought her comments were harsh, and they questioned if anything was going on behind closed doors.
One person wrote: “Anyone else feel like Shirley [Ballas] and Matt Goss had some kind of beef before the show started.”
A second comment was made: “Shirley doesn’t like Matt. First time she’s not stood up. With his experience in Vegas he should be a shoo in #strictly #Strictly2022 had real style.”
Und a third: “What does Shirley have against Matt? She’s clearly not a fan of Bros.”
Shirley’s rep has denied the speculation.
Matt addressed the comments that he received on It Takes Two last night.
Matt, who was famous for his 80s duo Bros, said that: “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 said he liked the routine, but he also mentioned his frame. He said that he will find out more about my frame. This 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”.
Ukrainian-born dancer, said that she was not a judge, but a professional dancer.
It was Week One. Matt was able to do all the steps correctly, and the routine was very full. There was a lot to it, the quickstep was very difficult and his musicality was impeccable.
“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.”