Byline: From Julia Buckley IN LAS VEGAS
MORE than two decades after he last graced the Top Ten with Eighties boy band Bros, you might expect Matt Goss to have faded into obscurity, or to be touring with his old hits, trying to recapture the glory days.
But instead he has just been announced as a headline act at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, the casino where Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr and Dean Martin performed in their prime.
Indeed, the former teen idol has already attracted flattering comparisons to the Rat Pack, who epitomised cool in the Sixties.
Fittingly, Matt is performing a mixture of Sinatra-era standards and original songs, backed by a troupe of risque dancers called the Dirty Virgins.
He told The Mail on Sunday that his late-night shows in Las Vegas have already attracted a cult audience, with enthusiastic women fans bombarding him with underwear.
'I began my stint in Vegas performing in a small auditorium at the Palms,' he said. 'Like the old days of the Rat Pack, people in the room can be a bit rowdy.
The Gossy Room is not polite, it's just the right side of civilised.
'On my last weekend there, one girl flashed her boobs and then started to take off her whole dress. It was very sheepishly done but nevertheless, she did it. Las Vegas is that sort of town.
'I had a laugh with everybody, but I don't buy into the sex-symbol stuff. There's not a lot you can do about it. …