He made his television debut in 1997 as a contestant for the show God's Gift. It wasn't until he started collaborating with Peter Kay that people began to take notice of his career.
He also hosted the 2012 series Mad Mad World and Text Santa.
He married Christine Martin on June 4, 2011; the couple had twins named Leo and Penelope in 2013. They also had a daughter named Felicity in 2016.
He is the longtime friend and comedic partner of Peter Kay.