Ben Haenow: Meeting Ronnie Wood was 'mindblowing'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 16 December 2014
Ben Haenow

Ben Haenow

Ben Haenow's encounter with Rolling Stones rocker Ronnie Wood backstage during 'The X Factor' final on Sunday (14.12.14) was "mindblowing"

Ben Haenow says meeting Ronnie Wood was "mind blowing".

The 29-year-old singer - who was crowned winner of 'The X Factor' on Sunday night (14.12.14) - has described an encounter with the Rolling Stones rocker backstage as the "pinnacle" of his career.

Ronnie, 67 - who performed alongside former contestants One Direction during the show - congratulated Ben after his final performance.

Ben said yesterday (15.12.14): "It was mind blowing to meet Ronnie Wood last night.

"I was walking down the corridor and he came up to me. He actually came up to me and said, 'Well done Ben, you did really well'. That's the pinnacle so far."

Ben also enjoyed chatting to 1D's Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan - who offered him a beer for his efforts in the competition.

He said: "I got to chat to Niall and Louis Tomlinson after the show. Niall walked straight up to me and said, 'Get this man a beer'."

Following his run in with the A-list stars and his performance with Brit Award-winner Ed Sheeran, Ben added that he is sure he is "going to enjoy the celebrity life".

He told The Sun newspaper: "My head's spinning when I meet stars, but I could get used to people like Ed Sheeran.

"I'm going to enjoy the celebrity life."

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