The 21-year-old put in a spot of body surfing with his girlfriend Kelly Brook on waves swelling just yards from their £1,000-night penthouse apartment in St Lucia.
Strictly Come Dancing star Miss Brook, who knows a thing or two about playing up for the cameras, almost seemed to treat the impromptu arrival of a photographer on the beach as a photo-opportunity as the pair frolicked the turquoise waters of the Caribbean.
The pair, who have been dating for four months, certainly seemed to be wrapped in the first flushes of young love, even though Miss Brooke is eight years older and has had a string of failed celebrity relationships.
Miss Brook left little to the imagination in a miniscule floral-print bikini. Her muscular young beau wore more conservative black Bermuda shorts.
Size-eight Miss Brook has spoken breathlessly about how she keeps such a tremendous figure, citing time spent in the bedroom with her boyfriend rather than in the gym as the secret. And it certainly seems to be paying off for her.
The couple are among scores of celebrities who have flocked to the coast and islands of the Caribbean for Christmas and New Year.
At the Sandy Lane Hotel in Barbados, all the usual suspects - Simon Cowell, Philip Green and Michael Winner – are prepared for the resort’s unrivalled New Year’s Eve firework display and party.
Cowell has this year foregone the luxury of the hotel, however, in favour of an even more exclusive address – Cove Spring House, a rented estate where he is staying while his own huge estate is built nearby.
The comings and goings in Mustique might lead anyone to believe some kind of bizarre love merry-go-round was going on.
Hugh Grant and his ex-girlfriend Elizabeth Hurley flew out to the island from Britain, though they strangely took different routes on December 10. They were spotted playing happy families with Miss Hurley’s young son Damian at the Cotton House hotel.
It would be more than a week before Liz’s husband Arun Nayar joined the party after he was held up on business.
Then, curiously, none other than Grant’s other ex-lover Jemima Khan was also spotted on a plane bound for the tiny isle on Boxing Day.
All of which of course might be a complete coincidence.
If that is the case, there might be some awkward moments when they do bump into one another on the isle, which is less than two miles long, has just 100 private residences, and only three places to get a drink after dark.
Meanwhile, higher up on the hedonism scale, Amy Winehouse has been thrilling the locals of St Lucia with her topless frolicks in the surf while Lily Allen has been pictured holidaying with her mother in Jamaica.
Daniel Craig has been showing off a slightly softer but no less impressive washboard stomach on the beaches on St Barts. He is joined on the island by Eddie Murphy among other US celebrities.
But some of America’s biggest celebrations tonight are planned in nearby Miami.
Topping the bill at the city’s fashionable South Beach this year is a party thrown by Hollywood starlet Lindsay Lohan, who is hosting a a colossal drum and bass-themed bash at the exclusive Mansion nightclub with DJ girlfriend Samantha Ronson.
Tickets are a cool £4,000 for a table in the VIP area.
Actor Hugh Jackman – recently hailed the world’s sexiest man - is hosting New Year’s Eve celebrations at the nearby Raleigh boutique hotel.
At the Fontainebleau Hotel, the New Year is welcomed with an impressive line-up of singers, rappers and actors.
P Diddy is headlining at the achingly fashionable LIV nightclub there, while Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine will be crooning poolside. Tickets are £200 each.
Billie Piper has been living it up at another of South Beach’s famously fashionable venues, The Shore Club, alongside new baby Winston James and husband Laurence Fox.
It’s thought the family will ring in the New Year at the hotel’s Skybar, in the company of US actress Kristin Cavallari, Twilight star Kellan Lutz and Sopranos actor Robert Iler. Rapper Pras, of The Fugees, is also set to perform at the oceanfront venue on the big night.
However, Miss Piper’s clan were perhaps a little crestfallen at their choice of hotel last night. The pair were spotted by a team of paparazzi photographers on the first day of their holiday at the Shore Club, after which they have been virtual prisoners in their hotel. Sadly, the hotel itself is hardly conducive to restful times for their baby. The resort is a hedonists’ paradise with dance music blaring into the early hours,
Miss Piper was spotted doing laps of the hotel well after dark with her little son in her arms trying to usher him to sleep.
Other hip-hop heavyweights such as T.I. are heading to the newly-opened Gansevoort South Hotel for its first ever New Year.
Counting down at the rooftop bar will be actress Chloe Sevigny, as well as a smattering of models and rappers.
Party-goers will shell out a £150 entrance fee, and the dress code is Miami Vice Chic.
Hip-hop heavyweights The Roots will entertain the crowd at the Delano Hotel's Florida Room, while soul singer Janelle Monáe will belt out her tunes in a poolside performance.
Over at Privé, the festivities will take on a more relaxed feel with the vocals of multi-platinum singer-songwriter John Legend.