Caroline Flack has been offered the lead role in the huge West End musical 'Bonnie & Clyde'.
The 36-year-old beauty presented 'The X Factor' alongside Olly Murs in 2015 but after subsequently being replaced by the returning Dermot O'Leary, Caroline could now feature in the London production, which opens at the end of 2017.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "Caroline's really keen to earn her stripes in theatre and has been seeing lots of different productions recently, including 'Yerma and The Libertine'.
"Next year is going to see a real shift for her.
"She's not moving away from television, but mixing telly with theatre.
"It's a dream she's been working on since she was a teenager and she's taking it very seriously."
Caroline is currently in America, where she is holding meetings about her next career move.
The source added: "Rumours of going away to 'find herself' are not true. Caroline is away in the US for a holiday and meetings."
Meanwhile, Caroline's 'X Factor' replacement Dermot recently revealed he told bosses on the show that he'd only return if they allowed him to have lie-ins.
The popular TV presenter insisted auditions for the talent show started later so he could get a little extra beauty sleep.
Dermot explained: "My return was carefully negotiated around a slightly later call-time which I cherish.
"I don't mind working till 2am as long as I don't have to start at 8am the next day."