After training at the Sylvia Young Theatre School, he made his screen debut in a 2000 episode of Harbour Lights.
In both 2006 and 2007, he was nominated for a British Soap Award for "Sexiest Male."
He was born in London, England to a family of Irish and Greek heritage. He began dating Sophia Perry in 2014.
From 2007-2010, he dated his Strictly Come Dancing co-competitor, Flavia Cacace.