Abby Hunstman’s time on “The View” is coming to an end.
After two years on the show, the 33-year-old has announced that she is leaving to help run her father Jon Huntsman’s Utah gubernatorial campaign.
Family has always been my number 1 priority, and is where I need to be focused at this time,” Huntsman said in a statement to People. “We are incredibly close and are there to support and help each other when it matters. It’s not often there is a political campaign that involves someone you love and believe in, but this is one of them.
“I’m so thankful for this opportunity and for ABC believing in me. It was always a dream to sit at ‘The View’ table. I have the deepest gratitude for all of my co-hosts and the team at ‘The View’ who don’t get enough credit for what they do every day — I’ve learned so much from each of them and this will always be a special place to me.”
Hunstman joined “The View” at the start of its 22nd season, in September 2018.
“Abby brought a unique, intelligent, insightful and relatable voice to our table,” the show’s executive producers said in a statement. “While we are sad she has made the decision to leave, with Abby, family always comes first and we admire her commitment as she moves on to this next exciting chapter with her father’s campaign for governor and to spend more time with her young family.”
They added, “We will miss her warm presence at the studio both at the table and behind the scenes. She will always be a part of our family at ‘The View’ and ABC News and we welcome her back to have a seat at the table anytime.”