D.J. out! Candace Cameron Bure cohosted her final episode of The View Friday, December 9, just one day after announcing her exit.
“Today is officially my last day,” the Fuller House actress, 40, told the audience. “I will miss all of you, and they told me I am welcome back all the time. So, I won’t be a stranger.”
Bure decided to leave the ABC daytime talk show to focus more on her acting career and family. “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 and Mysteries,” she said on Thursday. (Fuller House’s second season debuted on Netflix Friday.)
“The commute of going West Coast to East Coast every single week has been tough on me and hard for my family as well,” she added. “I want to be sure that I’m able to spend as much time with my children and invest in all the projects that I do to the fullest extent.”
The former child star and her husband, Valeri Bure, are parents of Natasha, 18, Lev, 16, and Maksim, 14.
Bure has been so busy, in fact, that she forgot to tell her mom about her View departure. “My mom called me after the first segment because she got a Google alert about it and asked if it was fake news,” she added Friday.
Bure joined the panel in August 2015. “I really have learned so much and I will take it with me forever. This show is legendary and to think that I have been a part of it is really incredible,” she said Friday. “I am really thankful and blessed to have been a part of it.”
Watch a clip from Bure’s final episode in the video above!
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