Britain’s Got Talent Jonathan Antoine goes from £1million recording deal to part ways


Britain’s Got Talent icon Jonathan Antoine has had a jaw-dropping transformation a decade after making his debut on the ITV show in 2012.

Jonathan, now 27, was just 17 when he appeared on the show alongside partner Charlotte Jaconell, OKAY! Magazine reports.

The harmonious duo made it all the way to the final, finishing second behind fan favorites Ashleigh and Pudsey.

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Syco, Simon Cowell’s label, offered the pair a £1million deal after the show, but they parted ways with the company two years later.

And 10 years later, Jonathan still lives at home with his family in Hainault, London – and has lost contact with Charlotte, 26, who he admits he hasn’t spoken to in years.

However, Jonathan says he would be open to a reunion in “20 years”.

Despite this roller coaster ride in TV and romance, another noticeable difference is Jonathan’s appearance.

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The 27-year-old has changed his lifestyle and lost a lot of weight over the past two years, changing his diet drastically.

He recently explained that he used to “lack discipline” but has now found the trick to losing weight.

Jonathan said: “I still have a lot to lose but I’m making my way.

“I feel stronger and healthier than in 10 years, which is a lot.

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Jonathan’s third solo album Going The Distance was released on Friday, tracks include Summertime, Unchained Melody and Nessun Dorma.

“This year, I made an active choice. I felt that I lacked a lot of discipline. When I was in America, there was fast food everywhere.

“I was in terrible shape at the start of the year and was able to recover my way through some light exercise.

“I’m a really big guy, so intense exercise would tear me apart. I progress by thinking about what I’m eating because it’s important.”

Jonathan has taken 10,000 steps a day, even if that just means pacing around the room, and he feels he is living his life now.

He added: “For a long time I just experienced life, let life live me, trying to find the next pleasure.

“Taking control of your own life, grasping your world with your hands, is very rewarding.”

In the years that followed, BGT Jonathan managed to reach number one on the Classic Artists Albums Chart with his solo debut Tenore.

The young classical singer also worked with the Mexican operatic tenor Rolando Villazón and the Italian painter Leone Magiera, who worked with Pavaroti.

Britain’s Got Talent returns Saturday May 14 at 8pm on ITV.


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