Luke Goss reveals he's 'sick of being ridiculed' after viewers 'take the p**s' out of Bros documentary

Despite flopping at the box office in November, the feature-length story of the Goss brothers' big reunion has gained a cult following after it was screened on the BBC.

Part of its charm is the unique philosophical musings of the brothers Goss, many of which fans found hilarious.

However, Luke is fed up of people mocking the project and the brothers' intelligence.

He told The Times' Weekend magazine: "There is a contingent who like a freak show. They will always take the p***…

"But if that's their contribution to the universe then I pity them. I'm kinda sick of being ridiculed. I focus on the good people out there.

"…Of course there are funny moments. We spoke passionately and spontaneously. We are working-class London boys. Our books weren't books, they were record sleeves. I know what I said about Rome was funny. I'm not stupid."

Some of the more memorable lines in the documentary include Matt's description of his relationship with his brother when he said: “He was a rectangle and I was a rectangle, which therefore made a square, which became a fortress.”

Discussing his later solo material, he shared: “We have a song called We Are All Kings, which is basically about if I see a man sweeping the road he is a king to me. He’s one of my kings, because I’m grateful I don’t have to sweep the roads.”

And explaining how they decided to reform the band, he mused: “There was 15 one-way streets and one solitary two-way street where me and my brother got to meet in the middle.

“Two worlds definitely collided. When two worlds collide, two things happen: Destruction or the genesis of new beginnings, and you created water on a new planet.”

Bros formed in 1986 with drummer Luke and school friend Craig.

After Matt joined as lead singer, they hit the big time, topping the charts in 1988 and amassing hordes of teenage fans screaming their names.

But Craig quit in 1989 suffering with ME and their third album flopped in 1991, leading Luke to call time on the band in 1992.

Craig, 49, who went in to music management, working with Robbie Williams, Tina Turner and Pink, wanted no part in the comeback — which started with big ambitions.

The twins originally talked of a world tour, but a lack of interest meant this dwindled to a UK tour — then to just two shows at the O2, South London, in August 2017.

The documentary follows the build-up to the gigs.

At one point in the film tempers flare over how soon the keyboard should be played at the start of one song.

Matt screamed at his brother: “I am willing to put my head through that f***ing wall right now, that’s how I feel.

“I am broke emotionally. I am completely not over it.”

The duo also spent a lot of the documentary complaining about their harsh treatment by critics and the music industry.

Luke grumbled: “One of the few things I can’t understand is the hatred me and Matt went through. The kind of hatred I lived through was reserved for mass murderers.”

Luke also bitterly recalled how their record company had the computerised drums programmed before he even got in the recording studio, meaning he was sidelined and redundant.

Within days of him quitting in 1992 he had all his cars taken away and had to sell his wife Shirley’s engagement ring to make ends meet.

Even though they sold 17million albums worldwide, the Goss brothers were left with debts of up to £500,000 after blowing £12million on chauffeur-driven cars, bodyguards, holidays, parties, jewellery, clothes and gifts.

At their height, Luke’s weekly expenses were £70,000.

But they had been living on credit, and when it ended there was a colossal bill to pay.

“We generated six million quid as Bros,” Luke explained. “We ended up with nothing. Less than nothing. We ended up with minus nothing.”

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