The 40 year old actress is stepping down from 'The View' after just over a year on the daytime show's panel.
Actress Candace Cameron Bure is set to leave ‘The View’ after just over a year on the show, she revealed this week.
The 40 year old star, who features in Netflix’s ‘Fuller House’, reprising her role from the original ‘Full House’, joined ABC’s daytime magazine show ‘The View’ in the summer of 2015 for its 19th season. While her contract was renewed for season 20, she's made the decision to step down.
She made the tearful announcement on Thursday’s edition of the show (December 8th), thanking her co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar among others.
Candace Cameron Bure is stepping down from 'The View', having joined in 2015
“It wasn’t an easy decision, but before I started ‘The View’, I had already had my commitments to ‘Fuller House’ and my work with the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies and Mysteries,” she said. “And because of the success of those, my commitments have become even greater with those shows.”
Essentially, her duties on ‘The View’ required her to be on the other side of her country every week, away from her husband Valeri and their three children, Natasha (18), Lev (16) and Maksim (14), and it was this that motivated her decision.
“The commute of going West Coast to East Coast every single week for me has been tough on me and hard for my family as well,” Cameron Bure said. “And I want to make sure that I’m able to spend at much time with my children and invest in all the projects that I do to the fullest extent.”
“It’s a lot,” she added. “I’ve tried to be superwoman and I’m going to not try anymore.”
Showrunner Candi Carter posted the show’s reaction to Cameron Bure’s announcement on Twitter shortly after the show.
“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… 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 endeavours.”