When he was asked how life has changed since the show got so big (USA Today, July 26, 2006), Hugh lamented that if he had a life it would be very different. He said he goes to work at six in the morning and works until 10 at night. When he gets home, he watches a TiVo'd version of American Chopper while he eats cold spaghetti, then goes to bed. Regarding his off time, he told reporters when the show was on hiatus, he did basically nothing. He'd gone back to England, walked the dog, and played the piano.