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Exclusive! X Factor’s Ella Henderson: ‘I’m working with Emeli Sande and Adele songwriter’

Exclusive! X Factor’s Ella Henderson: ‘I’m working with Emeli Sande and Adele songwriter’

Remember 2012, when Emeli Sande kept popping up everywhere? We found her in the heat biscuit tin once.

Anyway, it seems like Emeli’s not taking a holiday this year either as X Factor star Ella Henderson revealed to heat last week that she’s songwriting with the Read All About It singer.

We met Ella backstage at the X Factor tour rehearsals last week (you can Read All About It in this week’s mag…) and she told us she’s also working with Adele producer Eg White (he worked on Chasing Pavement) and Naughty Boy ( who’s worked with Cheryl Cole, Jennifer Hudson and JLS) too.

“I’ve always been a massive, massive fan of Emeli,” she said. “I’m in awe of her for songwriting reasons. I’m meeting with her soon, we’ve spoken but not met face to face. It feels so weird that I’m coming into a world with an artist I respect."

Ella, who was noted for her Adele-like qualities, was tweeted by the  superstar while she was on the show and the teenager added: “When I got the Adele tweet I was like ‘ohhhhh my god’. She’s world class. She’s not been in touch, I hear rumours that she likes me. And it would be amazing to one day meet her and do a collaboration.

“It is lovely to see Adele loved up. I am single, I’ve just to focus on my music, it’s my love and drive. It’s not that I wouldn’t like to meet someone. I’d like to fall in love so I could write songs like Adele!”

While she was on the show last year, Ella was plagued with constant rumours about her and Union J singer George Shelley. The pair denied everything and said they were just friends, but it seems they’re doing little to change everyone’s minds.

“The biggest pranksters are definitely George and I – whenever Chris Maloney, I call him Uncle Chris, falls asleep we get him,” she said.

“We put honey in his belly button and toothpaste all over his face once. We can be really naughty together.

“I call him Georgina and he does my hair. I like being the only girl cos I have all my brothers together…but when it comes to hair and makeup, I’m really low maintenance whereas they spend hours perfecting their quiffs and getting stage makeup on.”

Sorry, did you say something? We’re still getting over Uncle Chris…


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