Katie Price made an out-of-the-blue announcement live on today’s Loose Women.1kpThe regular panellist explained that she’s leaving the show to focus on her marriage to Kieran Hayler. Katy told Kaye Adams, Nadia Sawalha and Linda Robson that her “heart was shattered” after learning about Kieran’s affair with her best friend while she was pregnant two years ago.

She cited the heightened press coverage around her in the run up to the release of her new book, which goes into detail about what happened during the tumultuous time in her personal life, for wanting some time out. ‘The most traumatic thing was me and Kieran. We had therapy and I thought I was OK,’ she said.

‘The past two weeks I’ve been on my book tour and it’s opened up some wounds. It’s been awful. I thought I’d dealt with it. I was numb when it all happened. I’m quite good at putting up a defence. But it’s been torture. I haven’t got any tears to cry. My heart is shattered, it’s broken.’

Katie has not disclosed how long she will be away from the show.