Ella Henderson on Take That tour

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Ella Henderson on Take That tour

Ella Henderson thinks touring with Take That is "surreal".

The 'Ghost' singer - who shot to fame when she competed on UK TV talent show 'The X Factor' in 2012 - is having a "priceless" experience on the road with the veteran pop stars and gets along very well with them.

She said: "They invited me on tour, which is surreal. I knew Gary [Barlow] from 'The X Factor' and Mark Owen and I did some writing together.

"They're northern, I'm northern and we get along. The experience is priceless."

As well as hanging out with Take That, Ella can also count on the likes of her record label boss Simon Cowell and OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder - who co-wrote her hit single 'Ghost' - for advice.

She told LOOK magazine: "Ryan told me to enjoy every second of it because coming into this industry, you can forget to enjoy it.

"He always asks me if I'm happy whenever I see him...

"Simon texts me, he's always involved when there are serious decisions or I need advice or something."

Meanwhile, the 'Mirror Man' singer is shocked her "big brother" Dermot O'Leary is leaving his job as host of 'The X Factor'.

She said: "I was with Dermot the other day as I was performing on Radio 2.

"He was like a big brother to me when I was on the show, so I can't believe he's leaving."