Britain’s Got Talent star Jonathan Antoine’s has been on a weight loss journey since competing on the ITV reality show.
The singer was one of the favourites to win on season six when he was just 17 years old.
He performed alongside his friends Charlotte Jaconelli and they impressed the judges with their rendition of ‘The Prayer’ in the auditions nearly 10 years ago.
Read more: Where is Susan Boyle? Weight loss and romance with doctor boyfriend after Britain’s Got Talent fame
The pair sailed into the final after Simon Cowell compared him to the legendary Luciano Pavarotti but it was dancing dog act Ashleigh and Pudsey who were voted as the winners by the public.
Jonathan and Charlotte were then signed up to a £1m contract with Simon’s record label Syco just days after the show ended.
He recently adopted a healthier lifestyle in a bid to lose weight it comes down to getting his steps in and watching what he eats.
Jonathan told The Mirror: “I’ve still got a lot to lose but I’m making my way. I feel stronger and healthier than I have in 10 years, which is a lot.
“This year I’ve made an active choice. I’ve felt I’ve lacked the discipline a lot.
“When I was out in America it’s fast food everywhere. I was in a terrible state in the start of the year and I’ve been able to claw my way back doing light exercise.”
He added: “I’m a very big fella so heavy exercise would just tear me up. I’m working my way up, thinking about what I eat because that is important.”
Jonathan has been doing 10,000 steps a day, even if it just walking around the room at home.
He said: “For a long time I was just experiencing life, letting life live me, trying to find the next pleasure. Taking control of your own life, seizing your world with your hands, is very gratifying.”
Jonathan has been very honest about his mental health issues and he said that Britain’s Got Talent was a great stepping stone for him.
He added: “I was in a really bad place mentally at the time.
“I’ve said many a time it saved me. It took me out of the situation I was in and put me into a different space. For a person who’s depressed that can do some really great stuff. To be around the glitz and glamour of it is illuminating.
“I was launched into a world I could never have fathomed. It’s been a stepping stone into having a whole life.
“I’m able to live this best life now because of what amounts to one Blackberry message 10 years ago. It’s crazy that tiny, little things bloom into these wild experiences.”
Read more: Susan Boyle shows off slimmed down and stylish appearance at rare performance in Liverpool
Read more: Louis Walsh reveals downside to X Factor: ‘I was in the bubble for 15 years, travelling over and back’