John was adopted at the age of 6 weeks and grew up near Preston, Lancashire. In 2005, he married his long-term love, Samantha Sharp and they have one daughter called Olivia. He lives in Didsbury, Manchester. John is best known for this role in Cold Feet as Pete…more
John's favourite music genres are Soul, Funk, R'n'B, Motown and Big Band, he dislikes Indie music.
One of John's hobbies is playing the drums, and he has always dreamt of touring with a band.
John took up yoga and kick-boxing and managed to lose 3 stone for his wedding.
When John married in 2005, his guests celebrated with a curry banquet.
He went to university with Steve Coogan.
(On his acting and favourite shows he has worked in)
John: When people work with me, they always say that they can't believe how much I've done. When I was 18, I worked solidly that summer doing a professional stage show and have been on a roll ever since. Cold Feet has to be the best drama. It's the best thing I've done. It was written brilliantly and had a great cast. For comedy, though, probably The Fast Show.
(On losing in the Celebrity Fame Academy votes against Ulrika Jonsson)
John: I'm not disappointed because Ulrika was better than me tonight. I've thoroughly enjoyed it, I really will miss you and it's been fantastic.