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Ella Henderson's debut single set to be number 1

Ella Henderson who is tipped to hit number 1 spot with debut single this weekend. Credit: PA

X Factor loser Ella Henderson need not have worried about winning the show as she looks set to top the charts this weekend with her debut single Ghost.

The 18-year-old failed to make the quarter finals of the talent show in 2012 but was snapped up by Simon Cowell's label Syco.

Midweek figures from the Official Charts Company revealed she has already sold more than 78,000 copies of her new track.

Ella Henderson: 'I'm so excited about life after X Factor'

X Factor's Ella Henderson, who made a surprise exit from the show after losing out to James Arthur in a sing-off, has told Daybreak that she "excited about life after the show."

She said: "I'm just so excited to come away from it. If I look back six to nine weeks ago, like who was Ella Henderson? I've got this amazing platform and I wouldn't have had it without the show."