Lots of skyping and travel. I was just over in Canada which was a blast. She's flown over here four times. Prior to that it was just a shadow. I didn't see me. I understand myself better now and I see me for me. Last time I interviewed the opera prodigy he was riding high on his post-Britain's Got Talent success and was ready to go solo without Charlotte. Britain's Got Talent stars: A gallery of past winners and runners up on the popular show.
Getty Images 1 of 16 Susan Boyle was runner-up to Diversity on Britain's Got Talent in has since toured the world, performed for the queen and sold millions of records The man I met this week to promote his fourth studio album, Believe, brimmed with confidence and infectious charm.
By the time he had beatboxed for me and we'd finished off our chat with a rousing duet of Bohemian Rhapsody, I was an, ahem, Believer. Everyone goes through hardship and terrible times but I'm slowly but surely coming into my own. I ask him who he sees now when he looks into the mirror without Charlotte or any celebrity and showbiz smoke and mirrors to hide behind.
He pauses and then says: Prior to that it was a shadow. Perhaps when he's in the doghouse? Some Nu-metal stuff in the shower, which the neighbours love. I sing to her a little, if she asks, but I try not to put myself in the dog house. Also going rather well is the music, with the release of Belive this week.
Even if I somehow end up comparing him to Rihanna. Jonathan pats himself on the back and tells me: Which is ridiculous - AND I took a break in the middle. I'm incredibly pleased with it. The goal of art and making music is to bring people together and make them feel something. I point out that Britain's Got Talent could have been very different and he laughs: They have made one game prior to this and their track record isn't impressive.
They messed up the game and it's already going downhill. PH Believe is Jonathan's fourth album in four years We're on safer ground when I ask him to wrap up our chat with a rowdy rendition of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody. In the absence of Josh Groban I give it my all. Frankly, it has to be said, I carry young Jonathan, who is a bit rubbish. Stick to the beat boxing, mate. You're a lovely chap but I just don't see a future in music for you… Jonathan Antoine's new album, Believe, is out on August