X Factor's Ella Henderson displays curves in bikini

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    She has been one of The X Factor‘s most recent success stories, boasting several hits under her belt.

    So it was no wonder Ella Henderson wanted a break to get away from the stress of being a famous singer.

    The 21-year-old star – who shot to fame on the 2012 series of the show – is enjoying a sunshine break in St. Lucia.

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    Take me to the river to bathe! Ella Henderson got away from the stress of being a famous singer by taking a New Year break in St. Lucia

    Ella was seen hitting the beach as she proudly displayed her curves in a black bikini.

    The two piece featured high-waisted bottoms and a frilled top and Ella certainly looked relaxed as she made the most of the sea and sand.

    She spent some time walking along the beach letting the water lap around her legs before heading back to her sunlounger to enjoy some down time.

    The pretty blonde then popped on a sunhat for protection before lounding around and reading a good book.

    Surf’s up! The 21-year-old star – who shot to fame on the 2014 series of the show – is enjoying a sunshine break in the Caribbean as she prepares to release of her second album

    Sunkissed: The singer, 21, showed off the beginnings of a tan as she displayed her curves in a black bikini

    Taking in the view: Ella took in the sights of the idyllic island as she eased into relaxation mode

    Making a splash: Ella cooled down as she strolled into the surf to take a break from the boiling heat

    Give us a wave! The star looked a tad unimpressed as the waves began to crash around her

    Since her time on the ITV talent show over four years ago, Ella has explained that she is proud of her figure – insisting she refuses to be pressured to be skinny after going too far with dieting in the past.

    She explained: ‘There is pressure out there on young women. You look around you, in magazines and you think, “Should I be skinny? Do I need to go on a diet?” It’s easy to fall into that trap. Last year I was very body-conscious. I went completely the other way and I went underweight at a certain point.

    ‘I’m a normal-sized girl. I’ll never be a size zero, that’s just not going to happen but I’m simply going to be myself and I hope people will accept me for who I am.’ 

    The star has been keenly Instagramming her holiday as well. 

    The 21-year-old beauty – who is set to release her highly-anticipated second album later this year – showcased her womanly curves in a number of ruffle detailed bikini’s during the trip. 

    Snap happy: The singer then joined a femal pal who appeared to take a picture of her on a camera phone

    Beach hair, don’t care! Ella threw her incredible mane out of her way as she prepared to sunbathe

    Hats off to her! To keep her face protected from the midday sun, Ella wore a straw hat as she got ready to relax with a good book 

    Lay down: The star grabbed a towel to dry off after her dip in the sea

    Ella flaunted her ample assets in a plunging halterneck bikini snap as she let her blonde locks locks cascade down her bust.

    Currently enjoying all that the Jade Mountains resort has to offer, Ella could be seen posing in her black skimpy two piece as she soaked up the scenery around her.

    In another candid shot, the beauty took a walk on the wild side as she draped her womanly curves in a head-turning leopard print kaftan that fashionably got caught in a gust of wind.

    The songstress appeared in a reflective mood as she wrote alongside the pic: ‘Knowledge is power’.

    Protect yourself! The blonde ensured she had plenty of suncream on to ensure she didn’t burn

    Beach bum: Ella chatted to a fellow sunbather as she mounted a sunlounger

    Bottoms up: She showed off her behind in the bikini as she clambered on the sunbed

    Keeping in touch: Like most holidaymakers, the singer couldn’t switch off from her smartphone

    Looking out: Ella kept an eye on the beach as she enjoyed some ‘me time’

    Sun-soaked: The singer has been documenting her vacation on Instagram to give fans an insight into the break

    Spot the difference: In another candid shot, the beauty took a walk on the wild side as she draped her womanly curves in a head-turning leopard print kaftan that fashionably got caught in a gust of wind

    ‘Paradise’: The Ghost hitmaker posted a jaw-dropping pic of the view from her luxurious New Year’s trip about, which she simply captioned: ‘Paradise’

    The Ghost hitmaker posted a jaw-dropping pic of the view from her luxurious New Year’s trip about, which she simply captioned: ‘Paradise’. 

    Clearly enjoying every moment of her breakaway, she shared two similar pics that highlighted her ample cleavage in her ruffled halterneck top.

    Captured from the waist up in her resort’s stunning pool, she teased her long golden mane between her hands as she took a moment in the waters. 

    Bikini beahc: Clearly enjoying every moment of her breakaway, she shared two similar pics that highlighted her ample cleavage in her ruffled halterneck top

    Moving on: Ella has kept a low-profile in 2016 after her father and manager Sean Henderson, 49, faced trial on fraud-related charges in April

    Ella was one of the favourites to win the X Factor in 2012, but was voted out before the final, a decision that angered the show’s supremo Simon Cowell, who later signed her to his SyCo recording label.   

    Talking about her parents arrest, she previously told the Daily Mirror: ‘We’re a very strong family, it takes a lot for me to break down or make me cry, someone would have to be terminally ill for that to happen.

    ‘Of everything that goes on in the world, some of the things you think are so huge are not. What is today’s news is tomorrow’s fish and chip paper, I look at it like that.’ 

    On the up: Ella was one of the favourites to win the X Factor in 2012, but was voted out before the final, a decision that angered the show’s supremo Simon Cowell, who later signed her to his SyCo recording label

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