'I want to take a break for a couple months': Denise Welch threatens to quit Loose Women

By J J Anisiobi

After 10 years on Loose Women, Denise Welch has threatened to walk away from the ITV1 show for good.

The 53-year-old has been left feeling exhausted with all of her current commitments and wants to try and lighten her work load.

Denise said that she is finding it difficult to make time for her two sons because her schedule is already so busy with presenting and acting.

Time to go: Denise Welch has threatened to quit Loose Women due to her hectic schedule

Her recent split from husband Tim Healy has put a strain on her relationship with her boys and she wants to make more time available to be with them.

The former Coronation Street star is currently doing a UK theatre tour with her new play Steel Magnolias.

She told the Sunday Mirror: 'I’m touring all around the country and then have to race back to the studio. I was already knackered trying to do them both before the tour even started and rehearsals were in London.'

Making way: The mother-of-two wants to spend more time with her two sons

She also explained how she has been finding it tough to continuously be juggling her responsibilities, and naturally she has dropped the ball a few times.

It was on Loose Women that the Celebrity Big Brother winner announced her 23-year marriage was over.

Denise now wants to be there for her sons Matthew and Louis, who are finding their parents separation difficult to deal with.

The break up: Tim Healy and Denise split this year after 23 years of marriage

When the theatre tour is over she plans to take a break from the ITV1 daytime show for at least two months to see her children more.

She told the newspaper: 'I haven’t done that in years and I think I’ll deserve it by then.

'Then I’ll see what happens after that and whether I’ll go back. Who knows what might come up ­between now and then?'

Last week Denise revealed to Closer magazine how her hectic work timetable had helped her shed some excess pounds.

At 5ft 4, the mother-of-two, has slimmed down since leaving the Big Brother house earlier this year, and she thanks her schedule for the transformation.

She said to the magazine: 'I’ve been so busy, I’m back to a size 8-10 and around 9st – which is what I was after I was on Dancing On Ice last year.'