He moved from Australia to London in his twenties to earn more dancing opportunities.
He released an autobiography in 2008 titled All Balls and Glitter: My Life.
Openly bisexual, he was married to Jane Hallwood from 1990- to1992. He started dating Damon Scott in 2013, but they eventually separated in 2016.
He and Brendan Cole served as judges together on Dancing with the Stars.