LOOSE Women’s Denise Welch has revealed she’s taking a break from the ITV show.
The 65-year-old was a regular panellist between 2005 and 2013, before rejoining the panel in 2018.
However for the next few weeks she’ll be off our screens.
Taking to Instagram, the TV star opened up to her 397k followers about why, admitting she’s “going on an adventure” with her husband Lincoln Townley.
Denise told fans: “Well… on today, on my 65th birthday, I want to say thank you in advance for all the lovely messages and comments that I’ve received.
“I’m going off on a little adventure for a couple of weeks so I’m going to be off here and off my phone.
“I don’t quite know how I’m going to cope, but I’m going to give it a try, so don’t think I have disappeared.
“It’s just a temporary little holiday and I’ll be back soon.”
Denise also reflection on the anniversary of her mum Annie’s death.
She added: “For those missing their mums, I’m thinking of you. It’s a full circle.
“She brought me into the world on the 22nd of May and she left the world holding mine and my sister’s hand on the 22nd of May, so it’s a celebration of life as well.”
Denise captioned the post: “Thank you and au revoir for a couple of weeks!!!”
It comes weeks after Denise’s rock star son Matty hit headlines after it was revealed that he is dating singer Taylor Swift.
The pair recently went public with their relationship a month after Taylor split from actor Joe Alwyn, 32, after six years.
A source close to Taylor said: “She and Matty are madly in love. It’s super-early days, but it feels right. They first dated, very briefly, almost ten years ago but timings just didn’t work out.
“Taylor and Joe actually split up back in February, so there was absolutely no crossover.
“Both Matty and Taylor have been touring over the past few weeks, so it’s been a lot of Face-Timing and texting but she cannot wait to see him again.
“But as two international megastars, they understand the pressures of one another’s jobs better than anyone, and are incredibly supportive of their respective careers.
“They are both massively proud and excited about this relationship and, unlike Taylor’s last one — which was very much kept out of the spotlight, deliberately — she wants to ‘own’ this romance, and not hide it away.
“Taylor just wants to live her life, and be happy. She’s told pals Matty is flying to Nashville over the weekend to support her on the next leg of her tour.”