Britain's Got Talent: What happened to Jonathan and Charlotte?

28 May 2019, 09:15 | Updated: 28 May 2019, 09:44

Jonathan and Charlotte
Jonathan and Charlotte. Picture: ITV

By Tom Eames

Jonathan Antoine and Charlotte Jaconelli won the nation's heart when they appeared on Britain's Got Talent in 2012.

The classical pop duo reached the final, and ended up coming in second place behind winners Ashleigh and Pudsey (wow, that was a good year!).

They released two successful albums after their BGT experience, but sadly parted ways in 2014.

But what happened to them since then?

  1. Why did Jonathan and Charlotte split up?

    Aged just 17 and 16 at the time of their audition, they decided to part ways after both being offered solo album deals by Sony.

    They said at the time: "We have had the most exciting journey together ever since meeting at West Hatch High School in 2006 and are so happy for each other.

    "To come second on BGT and sell over quarter of a million albums was beyond our wildest dreams.

    "To now be offered our own solo record deals by Sony Classical is the most exciting thing ever and we are thrilled to be going back into the recording studio so soon.

    "For those that voted for us, bought our CDs and saw us in concert – thank you. We hope to see you soon at our own shows. Love Jonathan and Charlotte."

  2. Where is Jonathan Antoine now?

    Since their split, Jonathan released his debut album Tenore in October 2014, reaching number 13 in the UK, and number one in the classical chart.

    Two years later, his second album Believe fared less better, only reaching number 79 but still topping the classical chart.

    In September 2018, Jonathan performed his first solo concert in the USA, appearing at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza California.

    He still regularly tours, and recently appeared at various shows in Canada.

    Jonathan celebrated his 24th birthday in January 2019.

  3. Where is Charlotte Jaconelli now?

    Charlotte moved from a recording career to the West End after releasing her debut album Solitaire in 2014.

    She currently stars in Sweet Charity at the Donmar Warehouse in London, and has also appeared in Heathers The Musical among others.