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Ellie Goulding 'played matchmaker' for Calvin Harris and Taylor Swift

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Ellie Goulding 'played matchmaker' for Calvin Harris and Taylor Swift

Ellie Goulding "played matchmaker" for Calvin Harris and Taylor Swift.

The 'Burn' hitmaker has confessed she was keen to set up her long time friend Calvin with the 25-year-old singer as she thought they would be "brilliant together".

She said: "I did play matchmaker, that's true. Calvin is a really great mate and he's so fantastic, and Taylor is such a cool person who I love. I thought, 'They're both really awesome and both really tall, they'll be brilliant together'."

The 31-year-old DJ is thought to have been dating the blonde beauty since February and the pair haven't been shy when it comes to putting on romantic displays since.

Calvin has even visited Taylor's native Nashville and Ellie, 28, thinks its only a matter of time before Taylor joins the Scottish-born star for a trip to his home town Dumfries.

She told The Sun newspaper: "Of course she would hang out there. She's so down to earth and that would be important to her."

Meanwhile, another close friend of the music producer believes the couple's blossoming relationship is going so well as Calvin sees the Grammy Award-winner as his "equal".

They said: "Women throw themselves at him. He can never tell if they are really interested in him as a person or if the attention is just because of his fame and fortune. But when he met Taylor, it was different. For the first time in a long time here was someone who was his equal.

"They have a mutual respect for one another. They understand one another. They are on the same level and that's been a good starting point for both of them."