Ella Henderson: "I shared a jet with Ed Sheeran, he gave me great advice"

Published Friday, Feb 13 2015, 12:21 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Former X Factor star Ella Henderson has been enjoying the perks of stardom lately, and that includes cosying up with Ed Sheeran in a private jet!

Since starting out in the music biz last year, Ella has been making her mark on the charts and rubbing shoulder's with some of the industry's finest.

Appearing on ITV's Lorraine earlier today, the 19-year-old opened up about her friendship with 'Thinking Out Loud' singer Ed Sheeran, revealing he gave her some handy career advice on board a private jet. Very cool!

"[Ed and I] shared a jet together - my first and probably my one and only one," Ella told Lorraine Kelly. "He was on the plane with me and really opened up on what it's like in the first year [being a singer]."

Explaining the last year has been a bit of a whirlwind for her, Ella revealed Ed had told her not to worry about her career moving so quickly.

She continued: "Last year was crazy for me, it was so fast. So to have someone say 'that's alright, that's ok, you don't have to stop and look back at it all, you can do that in your old age' - especially from someone like [Ed] who I respect - it was really nice."

Ed Sheeran and Ella Henderson at X Factor final
December 2014

© Instagram / @official_ellahenderson

The pair first met while performing on the X Factor final in December last year. Returning to the show that made her a household name, Ella said it was a little surreal being invited back as a guest performer.

Taking to the stage with former finalist Andrea Faustini, the starlet performed her chart-topping single 'Ghost'.

When she hasn't been impressing with her vocals here in the UK, Ella has been following in the footsteps of Ed and making a name for herself in the US.

From performing on the Ellen DeGeneres Show to Good Morning America, the singer said she felt very "fortunate" to be sharing her music across the pond.

Now, Ella is looking ahead to the Brits later this month, after being nominated for two awards at this year's ceremony.

On the night, Ella will battle it out for 'British Female Solo Artist' and 'British Single' for 'Ghost'.

After attending the Brits last year purely to watch, Ella revealed she is extremely excited to be an actual nominee this time round.

"I am indeed [excited]," she added. "It was less than a year ago that I released my first record... to now be nominated for two awards, I feel like I've already won something!"

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