The photo was taken by Ellie’s friend, Chloe May, also 14, early Sunday evening.

The Stratford High School pupils said they didn’t speak to Ellie for long, but it was a surprise to see her in town and really exciting for them as they both love her music.

The 27-year-old singer, who had a number one single last year with Burn, was seen with her boyfriend Dougie Poynter, the bassist from McFly.

The BRIT-award winning musician posted this picture of a rowing boat on the River Avon on Instagram that day.

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