Ella Henderson says James Arthur is like a brother

Ella Henderson says James Arthur treated her like a younger sister when they appeared together on 'The X Factor' in 2012

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This article is from 2014.

Ella Henderson

Ella Henderson

Ella Henderson says James Arthur is like a brother.

The 'Ghost' hitmaker - who met James, 26, when they appeared on 'The X Factor' together in 2012 - says the 'Impossible' singer was incredibly supportive of her during her time on the show and the subsequent UK tour and treated her like a younger sibling.

She told The Daily Star newspaper: "I haven't seen [James] probably since we came off The X Factor tour.

"What I do know is that the James I know from the show was like a big brother to me at the time and he was lovely."

However, the 18-year-old singer hasn't kept in contact with James - who was dropped from his SyCo record label this year after being reprimanded for his use of homophobic lyrics - and believes she doesn't know him well enough anymore to comment on his controversial behaviour.

She explained: "You know you hear of things that have happened since. I don't really have an opinion on it because I don't know the person he is now."

Meanwhile, Ella - whose debut single 'Ghost' shot to the top of the charts in June - is looking forward to releasing her second single 'Glow' and her long-anticipated debut album 'Chapter One', which the pretty brunette describes as her "baby".

She said: "It feels like I'm going to give birth to my baby when the album comes out. I've taken two years to write the album.

"Seeing the positive reaction my music has got so far is incredible. I've put my all into it.

"It's mental what's happened in the last 10 weeks. I couldn't be any happier."

James Arthur

The singer and winner of the ninth series of The X Factor takes his 'The Story So Far' tour on the road.

Bournemouth International Centre

Thu 30 Nov

£33.65–£43.45 / 0844 576 3000

First Direct Arena, Leeds

Thu 16 Nov

£33.05–£44.05 / 0844 248 1585

Genting Arena, Birmingham

Sat 25 Nov

£33.35–£44.35 / 0844 338 8000

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