X Factor star Ella Henderson has the sex factor

Following her X Factor success, Ella Henderson has been rubbing shoulders with the music industry’s biggest names and gone from girl next door to a total vamp!

‘I came off The X Factor tour in March last year and I’ve been in the studio since,’ Ella, 18, tells us.

‘I started writing in the UK, then went to America for a month and worked with some of the most amazing people, like OneRepublic‘s Ryan Tedder, Babyface – who’s worked with Mariah and Whitney – and Al Shux, who did Jay Z‘s Empire State Of Mind.

‘They’re people at the top of their game and I felt so honoured to be in their presence.’

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‘I’m really into running – it’s great for when I want to clear my head,’ Ella explains. ‘I use Beyonc√© as my inspiration and think of her shaking her bum onstage.

‘My style icon is Brigitte Bardot – classic and timeless and I put a modern twist on her look.

‘All my family love seeing how I’ve grown and they know it’s all me and I’m not being controlled by anyone.

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