The revolving door of hosts at The VIew just revolved once more. The last few years have seen so many cast shake-ups that it seemed like everybody except for Whoopi Goldberg was jumping ship. Now, regular viewers will have to say goodbye to yet another of the hosts. Candace Cameron Bure has decided to leave the show.
Candace Cameron Bure has been busy on the small screen lately on projects other than The View, so fans of her time on the show will be able to see her elsewhere on TV. She's the star of the Netflix series Fuller House, which was such a smash hit for the streaming service that a second season was ordered almost immediately. Bure has also been a regular presence in Hallmark Original Movies for Hallmark Channel. She has a lot going on, and The View just isn't something that she can fit into her schedule anymore.
According to Candace Cameron Bure, she has personal reasons for leaving her co-hosting gig on The View in addition to those concerning Fuller House and Hallmark. In her announcement on The View that she's on her way out, she had to this say about why:
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. I want to make 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.
It's hard to blame Candace Cameron Bure for deciding to make her exit from The View due to the strain of traveling thousands of miles every week. She's already busy enough with work thanks to Fuller House and Hallmark that she has to spend time away from her husband and three kids. If prioritizing her family over The View make her life happier and easier, then good for her for giving it up.
Hopefully nobody got so attached to watching Candace Cameron Bure on the show that they'll be heartbroken by her departure. The actress joined The View in 2015, which was before Fuller House made its debut on Netflix and charmed subscribers everywhere. She was an enjoyable host, but she hasn't been around so long that the show will probably be hugely disrupted by her decision to leave--especially since the show has been dealing with plenty of departures lately.
That said, Candace Cameron Bure isn't the only host to leave The View in the last couple of years. Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy both left in 2014, and Rosie Perez and Nicole Wallace made their last regular appearances in 2015. Rosie O'Donnell returned to The View in 2014 after leaving in 2007, but she too left in 2015. Raven-Symone and Michelle Collins said their goodbyes in 2016. The only constant has been Whoopi Goldberg, although she was recently re-joined by longtime host Joy Behar, who had left in 2013. Her 2015 return felt like a return to normalcy that has helped anchor the series through all the comings and goings.