- Wanted to go to art college but money was tight, so instead he got a job in a printing factory.
- Started a career as a model when he was approached by Elle magazine to do some freelance work.
- Modeled and designed clothes for a line called Goodsouls by Steve Jones.
- His first hosting gig was on The Pop Factory Awards on Welsh TV.
- Spent seven years as host of the popular British entertainment program T4.
- Had a small acting role in the 2008 film Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging.