Exclusive: X Factor's Lauren Platt: 'I want to get back with my ex'

Published Tuesday, Dec 9 2014, 00:02 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Lauren Platt is hoping to reunite with her ex, Liam Baker after being voted off the X Factor.

Despite describing her relationship as 'rock solid', the 17 year old became the latest victim of the reality relationship curse when the pressures of the talent show got too much for the couple.

Liam Barker and Lauren Platt
23 November

© Twitter / @LiamBaker11

The singer announced on Twitter that the pair were taking a break at the end of last month. While reports claimed she was dumped as a result of her closeness to fellow contestant, Only The Young's Charlie George, Lauren was keen to set the record straight.

Speaking for the first time about the split, she tells us, 'We are obviously both gutted but we stick by what we decided. It was a mutual decision and we've done what we think is best for us. I'm still close to Charlie, though. Nothing's changed. We are still just best friends.'

Lauren Platt at Cosmopolitan's Ultimate Women of the Year Awards at One Mayfair, London
3 December

© WENN / Karl Piper

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Lauren hopes the break was only for the duration of X Factor and after failing to make the final after being voted out following a sing-off with Andrea Faustini, they will give it another go.

Lauren explains, 'To be honest, we expected the pressure of the show. It was more a decision for the future than for now. We want to be together now but we know at the moment it's just not the best scenario. I hope that we'll be able to rethink it one day and I have 100 per cent faith that we will.'

Buy this week's REVEAL MAGAZINE to read what Lauren thinks of her X Factor friend Jake Quickenden on I'm A Celeb… and what really went on behind the scenes with her mentor Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Mel B.

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