The actress, who has been on the panel for ten years, is struggling to juggle the ITV1 show with her acting career as she stars in the theatre tour of Steel Magnolias.
The Celebrity Big Brother winner also wants to focus on her family after splitting from husband Tim Healy. She will take a break from Loose Women over the summer before deciding whether to quit for good.
"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," Welch told the Sunday Mirror.
"Also, my boys are trying to adjust with Tim and I splitting up and I want to be there for them to keep an eye on them and make sure they are okay. I feel like I keep trying to juggle everything and I'm dropping things now and then. It's been really tough.
"I've said after the tour is over I'm going to take a couple of months off to spend with my boys. 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. I love acting and I want to do more of it," she added.
Welch, who still wears her wedding ring, is currently dating 39-year-old party planner Lincoln Townley.
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