The Fuller House star returned to the daytime talk show following a hiatus to make the announcement live on air.
“I’m very happy to be back, but it’s a little bittersweet for me today because I’m announcing that I will be leaving The View,” said Cameron Bure.
“It wasn’t an easy decision,” she said, going on to acknowledge her commitments to Netflix’s Fuller House and Hallmark Channel projects, which were made prior to joining the long-running ABC show. “Because of the success of those, my commitments have become even greater with those shows.”
Cameron Bure also cited the “commute of going West Coast to East Coast every single week” as being tough on her and her family. The View tapes daily in New York.
“You were doing too much,” Joy Behar told Cameron Bure.
“I tried to be Superwoman, but I’m gonna not try anymore,” said Cameron Bure, smiling.
Whoopi Goldberg injected some humor in the announcement, telling Cameron Bure, “And you know, with all the sex talk we do, you miss your husband.”
“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,” executive producer Candi Carter said in a statement. “We are thrilled for her success with Fuller House and her Hallmark movies. She will always be a part of The Viewfamily and we will gladly welcome her back to the show to support her with all of her endeavors.”
The announcement comes weeks after another View cohost, Raven-Symoné, announced she was leaving the show to focus on the Disney Channel’s new spin-off of That’s So Raven.