X Factor star Ella Henderson has purr-fect party break after a whirlwind week
X FACTOR star Ella Henderson has paid a brief visit home – to celebrate her older brother's 21st birthday.
The Henderson family, from Tetney, marked Fraser's milestone by hosting a party on Halloween.
Sixteen-year-old Ella made the most of it by dressing up as a cat, and was snapped cuddling her dog Trixie, by her dad Sean.
This week has been yet another whirlwind for the teenager, having been a guest at the annual Pride Of Britain Awards.
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And she re-ignited the rumour of an X Factor romance with Union J's George, when she was spotted by national newspaper reporters holding hands with him.
At one point during the ceremony, he apparently stroked Ella's back tenderly.
So far, Ella has denied there is any romance, claiming they are the best of friends and "act like 12-year-olds" around each other.
But spending quality time with her family has made Ella very happy.
She posted a picture on Twitter, pictured above, with the caption "sister time" – hugging her sister, Holly.
But now, she is concentrating performing at her best for the next round of live shows this weekend.
Last week's Halloween special saw the judges give negative comments to both Ella and District3's Micky Parsons, who grew up in Cleethorpes.
After Sunday's results show, Ella tweeted: "Thank u! Thank u! Thank u! ...Without u voting I wouldn't be here x Love u all! Seeing this support is driving me to work harder."
The same goes for District3, who are determined this week to prove they have what it takes to win.
This week they attended the Cosmopolitan Awards 2012 and sent a social network message to people affected by Hurricane Sandy.
There's no doubt that the teenagers are enjoying being in the spotlight.
But there is no getting away from the nerves that the live shows bring.
Ella told the Grimsby Telegraph: "You wait around all day which feels like forever then the performance flies by in an instant – I always want to do another song.
"I've wanted a future in music since I was a little girl and the reaction I have had so far makes me truly believe it is possible for the first time ever.
"But I'm not looking too far ahead – I just want to enjoy every single part of it.
"Some older people have said they feel as if it their last chance, but being so young I don't have that pressure.
"I am just going to keep working really hard, get some fantastic advice and hopefully continue to build as a performer on the show."