“The View” kicked off its 19th season on Tuesday, and it marked new co-host Candace Cameron Bure’s first day on the series, however, Bure was nowhere to be found at the start of the show, Fox News reports. .
Tuesday’s episode opened with Whoopi Goldberg and the rest of the show’s stars dishing about what they did during their time off from filming. Goldberg welcomed back Joy Behar, who returned to the show two years after she ended her 16-year stint as a co-host.
“I’m happy to be back,” Behar said enthusiastically.
The co-hosts then gabbed about Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
New host Bure, who was pictured in the show’s opening credits, was noticeably absent for the discussion.
ABC may have opted to keep Bure out of that conversation because when the actress was on the show as a guest in July, she had a heated argument with co-host Raven Symoné about whether or not a bakery in Oregon had the right to refuse to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple.