X Factor pals Rylan & Ella Henderson look very different 10 years after the show as they hit the town together | The Sun

X FACTOR stars Rylan Clark and Ella Henderson reunited for a wild party night a decade after starring on the singing contest.

Both missed out on the final prize in X Factor's 2012 series, with the title granted to James Arthur.

Ella found fame aged just 16 where she wowed judges with her rendition of Cher's Believe before reaching the live finals.

Meanwhile Rylan, who rocketed to a much-loved telly favourite after the show, auditioned for the ninth series in front of Louis Walsh, Gary Barlow, Tulisa and guest judge Rita Ora.

He amused the judges and the studio audience with his friendly banter and bubbly personality, before singing a dance version of Des'ree's Kissing You.

He got through to the live finals but was eliminated by the judges in week 8.


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Yet the pair have remained close pals and took the chance to let their hair down.

Ella in particular is unrecognisable after transforming her look with a fresh blonde hairstyle.

On the pair's party night, she wore her long blonde locks in a high bun as she stepped out in an asymmetric black dress.

She finished off her look with classic gold jewellery.

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Radio 2 host Rylan meanwhile looked chic in a black top and jeans.

He gave Ella a huge hug before the pair took to the dancefloor for some sexy moves.

Rylan shimmed up and down his pal as she giggled.

Laster, Ella uploaded the images to Instagram with the caption: "Just a casual Saturday."

Following her stint on the show, Ella went on to sign with Simon Cowell’s label Syco Music and released her first studio album, Chapter One, with the music mogul in 2014.

During her time with label, Ella scored several hits with her single Ghost, which she wrote with the American writer producer Ryan Tedder, and emotional ballad Yours.

Not only did she score hits for herself but she also wrote for artists including Paloma Faith and collaborated with the dance music stars Sigma and Kygo.

Eight years on from her debut, Ella released her second studio album, Everything I Didn't Say, on Major Toms, the label owned by Rudimental.

Aside from her album, the singer has collaborated with Jax Jones on dance hit This Is Real as well as Risk It All with House Gospel Choir and French DJ duo Ofenbach on single Hurricane.

Her single, Brave, was released earlier this year to much acclaim.

On a personal note, Ella has found love with British Olympian Jack Burnell, who she met on Raya during lockdown.

For his part, Rylan starred in the eleventh series of Celebrity Big Brother in January 2013.

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He was so well-received on the show that he was given the job of presenting the spin-off show Big Brother's Bit on the Side in May 2013.

Since then, his presenting career has sky-rocketed with various high profile jobs.

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