X Factor's Ella Henderson on working with Simon Cowell and TULISA

Ella Henderson

X Factor star Ella Henderson has revealed that she's still working closely with Simon Cowell and even in touch with her old mentor Tulisa.

While some acts may not be able to get a hold of their mentors from only months ago, X Factor 2012's Ella seems to have made some lasting connections since her time on the show.

The teenager was quickly picked up Simon's Syco record label and last year released a HUGE debut album and scored a string of Top 10 singles.

Ella told this week that Simon continues to take a very "hands on" approach to her music ahead of the release of new single Mirror Man.

She explained: "He's excited as Mirror Man is one his favourite tracks. And no, the song's not about him!

"The last time I saw him was at the Brits and he told me how baby Eric has started walking and talk, he's a very proud dad."

Ella is also still in touch with Tulisa, saying: "I often catch up with her at events and when the album was doing well, she sent me a bouquet of flowers, which was very sweet of her. I love her to bits."

And asked whether a collaboration would ever be on the cards, Ella said: "I don't know whether she's coming back into the music game, but as long as she's happy with what she's going, I'm happy for her."

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