Best known for hosting the morning news shows The Big Breakfast and Capital Breakfast with Johnny Vaughan, he was paid approximately 2.5 million pounds to work for BBC as a late night talk show host in 2001.
He was arrested as a young adult for distribution of cocaine and served a prison sentence. He bounced back in a big way when he was offered a job at Channel 4 which helped launch his career.
He hosted a game show on ABC called My Kind of Town which lasted a grand total of four episodes.
He married Antonia Davies in 1999 and has children named Tabitha and Rafferty.
He was able to book Elvis Costello to sing at his wedding.