• Thomas Bonifield

Candace Cameron Bure Would "Never" Host "The View" Full-Time Again

The Christian actress calls her time on the talk show both "exciting" and "stressful."

Candace Cameron Bure models a shirt from her clothing line.
Candace Cameron Bure models a shirt from her clothing line. Image: Candace Cameron Bure/Instagram.

Best known for her roles on the Hallmark Channel, Full House and Fuller House, back in 2015 and 2016, Candace Cameron Bure did a stint on The View. She was one of the regular hosts of the ABC program together with Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar, among others.


Bure split time between New York City, where the show is produced, and her home in Los Angeles, traveling regularly to visit her family on weekends. And once then candidate Donald Trump joined the presidential race, the program became very political, which the actress tells People magazine is not what she had anticipated.

"The lighter version of the show I thought I was going to work for suddenly became solely about politics. I felt like I was back in school, doing 4-5 hours of homework a night. It was exhausting."

Between that and all the travel, she calls it "stressful" and "one of the toughest jobs" she ever held, which is why the 45-year-old mother of three adult children adds she's "surprised I kept up with my schedule for as long as I did." Bure ultimately stepped down to focus on acting and her family, but still feels "grateful for the opportunity" and has maintained long-standing relationships with people from the show.

"While I'd never want a permanent seat at the table again, it always feels like family when I come back to the show as a guest."

And next week she will make an appearance in the program's new podcast, Behind the Table, which you can listen to here when the episode goes up on Tuesday. If you'd like to read her interview with People, you can find that via this link to the magazine's website.