But the 33-year-old has since settled into life in Los Angeles and has enjoyed huge professional success this year (05).
He says, "Everything's fantastic. I'm still single but I'm really happy. I can't believe how things have turned out for me this year.
"It's great to be back with Guy again. And I love the Los Angeles lifestyle. It's so healthy compared with London.
"Over there I live a good life. I'm busy and up early every day. Things couldn't be better."