Candace Cameron Bure Talks Real-Life Friendship With Andrea Barber: “We Need More Full House Girls” on DWTS!

Candace Cameron Bure and Kimmy Giblar
Candace Cameron Bure tells Us Weekly she wants "more Full House girls," like real-life BFF Andrea Barber, to do Dancing With the Stars Courtesy of Candace Cameron Bure

Friends through thick and thin — and then some! Candace Cameron Bure hasn't had the easiest couple of weeks on Dancing With the Stars, but she can always count on one person to cheer her up: her former Full House costar and real-life BFF Andrea Barber, who played Kimmy Gibbler on the beloved '90s sitcom.

After the April 21 episode of DWTS — which found Bure in danger of being eliminated for the second week in a row — the actress and mom-of-three, 38, invited Barber back to her dressing room to unwind. At one point, she left her pal alone so she could get her hair undone. When she came back, Barber was wearing the sparkly silver number Bure had rocked to perform her cha cha with Mark Ballas to Icona Pop's party anthem "I Love It."

"I totally caught her red-handed!" Bure joked with Us Weekly on Tuesday, April 22. "She screamed, and she was like, 'I thought you were going to be longer! I wanted to try on your dress!' It was so funny. We always have so much fun together."

Barber, a mom-of-two herself, could have a sparkly silver frock of her own if she signed up for DWTS, but Bure says she thinks she may have inadvertently scared her friend off of the experience. "Andrea is terrified, especially after we chatted about my anxiety," the season 18 contestant explained. "She was like, 'You are not making me ever want to do this, at all!' But I think we need to have more Full House girls on the show!" 

In fact, Bure would like to see a season of DWTS with just Full House stars. "DWTS Full House edition! Oh my gosh, yes," she told Us. "That would be so fun. I would totally do it."

For now, though, she'll have to settle with having Barber in the audience every week (with an occasional pop-in from one of their other costars, like Lori Loughlin). "She's just over the moon that I'm on the show," Bure said of Barber. "She loves coming. I think she's coming again next week. It's become Andrea's mommy's night out! She comes to the show and then we go to dinner and have a few drinks after."

This week was the exception, since Bure was tied up in rehearsals until midnight. "The competition is so fierce this season," she told Us. "The difference of the leaderboard, what's separating the top from the bottom, isn't that many points. But at the end of the day, it still makes a huge difference. If I don't have enough fans voting for me, I could go home! Being in jeopardy two weeks in a row is nerve-wracking. I just hope my fans push me through again!"

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