Candace Cameron Bure officially said goodbye to The View on Friday, just one day after announcing her departure from the daytime talk show.
According to Entertainment Tonight, Bure made the announcement during Thursday’s episode, revealing that she had decided to leave the show in order to focus more on her acting career.
— The View (@TheView) December 8, 2016
“It wasn’t an easy decision, but before I started The View, I already had my commitments to Fuller House and my work with the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies,” Candace explained. “Because of the success of those shows, my commitments have become even greater with those shows, and the commute going West Coast to East Coast has been tough on me and my family. I want to make sure I spend as much time with my children and invest in all the projects that I do to the fullest extent. It’s a lot. I’ve tried to be superwoman and I’m going to not try anymore.”
On Friday, Bure taped her final episode of the ABC series, which she joined in 2015, and said goodbye to her fellow co-hosts and the viewers.
— The View (@TheView) December 10, 2016
“Well, I made the announcement yesterday that I am leaving The View and today is officially my last day,” Bure said. “I will miss all of you, too. They told me I’m welcome back any time and I would love to come back, so I won’t be a stranger.”
When Joy Behar asked if Bure had enjoyed her time on The View, the 40-year-old mother of three said, “Very, very much. I really have learned so much and I’ll take it with me forever. Listen, this show is legendary and to think that I have been a part of it is really incredible, so I’m very blessed and thankful for the opportunity that I had. Everyone, have a great day and take a little time to enjoy the view.”
Following her departure, Candace sat down with People magazine and further discussed her decision to leave, and explained it had a lot to do with the traveling involved.
— Candace Cameron Bure (@candacecbure) December 9, 2016
“Honestly, it’s the travel,” Bure explained. “I have traveled coast to coast every single week so I could be at home on the weekends with my family, and then back to work in New York during the week. I’ve enjoyed the experience so much. I really grew and learned a lot from the show, but I’m happy to be able to spend more time in LA and do more of my full-time jobs there.”
The View issued the following statement following Bure’s announcement:
“On behalf of everyone at The View, it’s been a pleasure working with Candace, a devoted mother, talented actress and passionate co-host who never hesitated to speak her mind. We are thrilled for her success with Fuller House and her Hallmark movies. She will always be a part of The View family and we will gladly welcome her back to the show to support her with all of her endeavors.”
Bure has recently been filming the second season of Netflix’s Fuller House, the spin-off of the ’90s family-favorite show Full House. Season 2 started streaming on Netflix yesterday, and has already seen an overwhelmingly positive response from fans.
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