The Roseanne actress, who co-created and has been a host on the series since it started in 2010, announced the news on Tuesday’s show.
“This is something that I have been struggling with for a while, and going back and forth, but I’ve decided that it’s time for me to leave the show at the end of this season,” Gilbert said, visibly emotional.
Revealing that she plans on producing more and taking on more acting roles, Gilbert said, “I don’t know how I’m going to do it all. I’m looking at the next six months and thinking, ‘There’s not time.’ It’s difficult because this is a place that I love and a place that I’m extremely happy. I love the hosts, I love the crew, I love our staff, I’m so grateful to the audience for letting me in your homes every day. It’s been such an honour.”