Simon Cowell has a 'good feeling' about Linconlshire X-Factor star Ella Henderson
Music mogul Simon Cowell says he has a "very good feeling" about Lincolnshire's own X Factor starlet Ella Henderson.
Millions of viewers watched in surprise as the Tetney teenager was eliminated from last year's X Factor in week seven, following a sing-off with the show's eventual winner James Arthur.
But Cowell took to Twitter in the early hours of Tuesday morning and said: "On syco uk (Cowell's publishing label) we are working hard on James and Ella. I have a very good feeling about these two."
Ella has also denied rumours she is dating Regan Gascoigne, the son of ex-footballer Paul.
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There has been speculation that the pair were romantically linked after Regan started referring to the singer as "my girl".
But Ella's spokesman denied she was in a relationship and that the pair were just close friends, adding that the she wanted to concentrate on her music.
The spokesman said: "Ella is in no relationship with anyone she is totally focused on her music career and Regan has been a friend from her school since Ella was 12 years old.
"They are like brother and sister. Regan has always enjoyed Ella singing and since Ella left the school she has kept in touch with him because he is a good close friend to her and our family."