Jonathan Antoine / Credit: Paul Marc Mitchell

Embarking on his first musical venture as a solo artist, Jonathan Antoine has gained fans all over the world following his time on Britain's Got Talent.

Debut solo album 'Tenore' is just under a month away - released October 13 - and it was recently announced the talented singer will be joining Placido Domingo as a special guest at the closing night of the iTunes Festival on September 30.

This comes after Jonathan's Balcony Roadshow, where he'll kick off a tour of venues including the Thistle Hotel in Newcastle, Manchester Cathedral and more.

Ahead of this, Jonathan has written 15 things for his fans to read exclusively on Female First - things that they may not have known before! Find out more about him below:

1) As a child I wanted to be a writer; I've even done a few articles for Huffington Post.

2) I have 3 cats, Polly, Pandora and a new addition to the family, Willow.

3) I have never been drunk in my life.

4) I write a lot of metal, using Guitarpro. I probably have hours of material stored in my laptop.

5) In my spare time, I'm part of a psychedelic prog. outfit called Passenger Casanova.

6) I own 13 guitars and hopefully, shall soon be purchasing number 14.

7) I'm crazy about the cold. I have an air-con unit for my room (bought for me by my incredible fans), and a ceiling fan going in summer.

8) I listen to literally everything, but mostly metal.

9) I'm also in a technical metal band called T.I.N.G, who as of yet have done nothing.

10) I have chewed the cable of every single set of headphones I have ever bought.

11) As a very young child I also had fairly long hair, which meant people constantly mistook me for a girl.

12) I starred in my first opera at the age of 15 albeit an opera for young people! I played the part of Tau the Lion in W11's production of Raindance.

13) I get along better with cats than people.

14) I am a fairly avid gamer, with 86 games on my steam account so far, in spite of being terrible at games.

15) One of my favourite movies of all time is Donnie Darko.

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  1. by Shaunet Olsson 22nd Sep 2014 15:11

    Thanks Jon - we love you - I am a Fantoine Forever!

  2. by Sandie Safian 22nd Sep 2014 15:14

    <3 from Canada!

  3. by Indynana 22nd Sep 2014 15:16

    I notice Jonathan also seems very sensitive to other people's feelings and moods. He seems to be extremely caring and loving, with deep emotions that he keeps inside.

  4. by Anna De Wit 22nd Sep 2014 15:26

    We have a couple of things in common. The love of cold and opera.
    I challenge you to go and spend time in the Arctic. You will love it, so wonderful. Go in August or September and you will be able to see the Northern Lights too, if snow is your bag, visit in February or March. Hugs maestro. xxx

  5. by arla 70 22nd Sep 2014 16:26

    Thank you for letting us know a bit about you. Great idea and I am really looking forward to getting your album

  6. by Miranda Aldrete 22nd Sep 2014 18:01

    Love it!! you are great person, and I like your simplicity!! Never change Jonathan, we love you as well as you are <3 God bless you.

  7. by Norma J Morris 22nd Sep 2014 21:46

    How lovely to share some personal data with us all! As u know I adore my cats, horses and rabbits from all the pics and willow has seen pics of my girls Fluff n Kiki. Music certainly runs through your veins and I can sense u may be writing your own music or even an Opera in the future!? Whatever happens I wish you well and I am very much lookiing forward to Thurs Manchester Cathedral to cheer you on! Have a Fabulous wk!-) Love nd Light <3