The Glitter star has launched a new fashion line, Born For Snow, designed for the slopes, and he reveals a chance encounter during a trip to the Meribel resort in the French Alps spawned the idea.
He tells Britain's Daily Express, ""Believe me, I never thought I'd be spending the day sitting, drawing and conceptualising onesies.
""I met my business partner James on the slopes out in Meribel. I loved the hoodie he was wearing and asked him where he'd got it. When he told me he'd designed it, I knew I was on to something.""