Loose Women today. During the chat, the 59-year-old put retirement rumours to bed after saying she was taking a step back from touring.Setting the record straight, she said: “I’ve just stepped back from touring for a couple of years because it’s hard work."Sometimes you’ve got to step back and make space for great things to happen.That’s my motto in life."You’ve got to make things happen sometimes, and my life for the past seven years has been touring, recording, television, touring, recording, and that’s just been constant.”Jane went on to explain that it was her best friend Sue, who she now lives with, that inspired her to take a step back.A Place in The Sun's Jonnie Irwin, 48, diagnosed with terminal cancerShe explained: “My friend Sue just said, ‘I can’t do this any more’ and it made me think, ‘Actually, what do we want to do now?“We got off the tour bus at half past five one morning and the sun was up and we hadn’t slept all night, the traffic had been really bad, and she just looked at me and said, ‘What are we doing?
At our age?’ I said, ‘Speak for yourself!’"Jane went on to say she doesn't believe she could ever give up touring completely, but felt like it was the right time to step back "for a while".The presenter first announced that she was taking a break from touring back in September during a chat with Kaye Adams on her How to be 60 podcast.Of her reasons, she said she wanted to spend more time with her family, particularly her niece who at the time was due to have a baby.The new family addition has since been born and has been given Ed's name in her honour.Gushing about the kind gesture, she told her panellists: “He’s so beautiful, I can’t believe it."My niece Katie has had a little baby boy and they’ve.