Lauren became the youngest ever solo finalist to reach the show when Cheryl chose her in her final three, eventually coming fourth in the competition, behind winner Sam Bailey.
The now 17 year-old - who has already carved out a successful YouTube following - insisted on Twitter that she hasn't completely shut the door on music, but was just trying other things.
"Obviously I'm never ever giving up singing guys..but aswell as singing why not take all of the other amazing opportunities I've been given," she wrote after her first appearance on Good Morning Britain.
During an appearance on Good Morning Britain earlier today, the star revealed that she now has her sights set on presenting.
In fact, she's already been offered the chance to present her own talent show next year by the BBC called Got What It Takes.
Explaining the reasoning behind her sudden career change, Lauren revealed it all started when she fell ill last year.
"I had to take a little bit of a backseat from singing because I got really really ill just before and just after The X Factor tour. Well, actually, I got ill while I was on the show really but it wasn't picked up on.
"You can still hear the croakiness in my voice now - especially in the mornings.
"So yeah, I did take a bit of a backseat. I panicked at the time but do you know what? I think it was a blessing in disguise. I still love singing but I've found so many different avenues that I love doing instead, like presenting."
The setback inspired Lauren to launch her own YouTube channel which was an instant hit with fans.
It also impressed industry insiders as the Essex teen admitted this is what persuaded the BBC to hire her for her first presenting job on TV.