Since then the Welsh-born star, who is dating 29-year-old German model Katja Zwara, has shown the world that presenting isn't his only talent.
In 2007 the twinkle-toed star took part in Strictly Come Dancing and reached the semi-finals with his professional dance partner, Camilla Dallerup.
He attended the Tiffin School in Kingston-Upon-Thames.
He received a Scholarship to the British American Drama Academy in London from July to August 2004.
Three and a half years – it was the most amazing experience.
The former ' The Only Way Is Essex' star and the 36-year-old TV presenter - who was previously engaged to Katherine Jenkins - were rumoured to be dating earlier this year but she's now spoken out to reveal they're no longer seeing one another due to their busy schedules. We went out a few times a while ago but it was bad timing for both of us.
I’m in the gym most mornings and used to eat porridge until I got a lot of fatigue when training.
I now have Ready Brek as I find it easier to digest.
He eventually set aside his plans for a professional rugby career and returned to Wales.
He auditioned on the same day as co-presenter Zöe Salmon.
He stayed with the Strictly family and became a reporter for the 2016 series of Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two.