Ella Henderson
Police have raided family home of Ella Henderson as her parents are arrested on suspicion of money laundering.

X Factor star Ella Henderson has found herself at the centre of a scandal after her parents were arrested on suspicion of money-laundering.

Police raided the Lincolnshire family home of the 17-year-old singer, who shot to stardom in the 2012 series of the talent show. Her mother, Michelle, and father, Sean, are in being held in police custody.

Investigators are believed to have carried out extensive searches of two large detached homes in the leafy village of Tetney, near Grimsby, owned by the teenager's parents as part of a police probe into money-laundering.

A Humberside Police spokeswoman said: "Officers executed warrants at two addresses in Tetney with the assistance of Lincolnshire Police.

"A 49-year-old woman was arrested at the Tetney address and taken to Grimsby police station to be questioned in connection with money-laundering offences.

"As part of the same inquiry a 47-year-old man has been arrested on behalf of Humberside Police by officers from the Met. He will be questioned by Humberside Police."

Henderson won over the nation with a self-penned song she had written for her grandad Bill.

Although she eventually finished in sixth place, she has since signed a deal with Simon Cowell and is recording her debut album.