NEW YORK, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Candace Cameron Bure will depart long-running ABC talk show The View.
The 40-year-old actress announced on Thursday's episode that she's leaving the series after less than two seasons as host to focus on other projects and her family.
"It's little bittersweet for me today because I'm announcing that I will be leaving The View. It wasn't an easy decision, but before I started The View I had already had my commitments to Fuller House and my work with the Hallmark Channel," Bure explained. "Because of the success of those, my commitments have become even greater with those shows."
"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," she admitted. "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."
Bure appeared as a guest host on the show several times before being named a permanent co-host in August 2015. Series creator Barbara Walters, Jenny McCarthy and Rosie O'Donnell are among the many other stars who have come and gone in the past few years.
"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," executive producer Candi Carter said in a statement.
"We are thrilled for her success with Fuller House and her Hallmark movies. 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," she added.
Bure is known for playing D.J. Tanner on Full House, and reprised the role for the Netflix sequel series Fuller House, which will release a second season Friday. Fellow View co-host Raven-Symone had announced in October that she's departing the show to work on That's So Raven 2.