Actress Candace Cameron Bure announced on Thursday that she’s leaving her role as co-host of ABC’s “The View” — a decision she described as “bittersweet,” according to USA Today.
“I will be leaving ‘The View,'” Bure proclaimed during a live segment on the show, sparking an instantaneous and collective “No!” from members of the audience.
The actress, who is a well-known and outspoken conservative Christian, explained that her decision to exit is primarily based on familial and professional obligations.
“I had already had my commitments to (Netflix’s) ‘Fuller House’ and the Hallmark Channel,” she said. “Because of the success of those, my commitments have become even greater with those shows.”
But beyond the professional commitments, Bure said she also wants more time with her husband and three teenaged children, explaining that her commute from West Coast to the East Coast each week has been tough on her family.
“I tried to be Superwoman, but I’m going to not try anymore,” Bure said.
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The actress thanked her fellow co-hosts for welcoming her to the show with open arms when she joined the cast in 2015.
“I thank everybody,” she said. “I have learned so much.”
“The View” executive producer Candi Carter expressed her gratitude to Bure for her two seasons with the show, releasing a statement to FOX411 on Thursday.
“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,” Carter said. “We are thrilled for her success with ‘Fuller House’ and her Hallmark movies.”
She continued, “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.”
It is unclear when Bure will officially exit the show.
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