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An old face makes a new appearance on "Good Morning America"

"GMA" host Robin Roberts returns after her absence due to illness.

Published: Thursday, February 7, 2013

Updated: Thursday, February 7, 2013 17:02

Robin Roberts

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Robin Roberts gives a thumbs up, signaling that she's ready to be back on the show.

Robin Roberts will permanently return to Good Morning America on Feb. 20. She's been preparing for he return which is anticipated by many viewers.

Roberts first left the show in August, due to MDS, which is a blood and bone marrow disease that is also known as preleukemia according to the Huffington Post.

Well, now she's back and ready to work! She's been going through "dry runs" at the studio to see if she is able to handle the pressure and stress from being on set, according to L.A. Times  It's been five months and Roberts has been and still is being treated for her illness. The fact that she is able to still pursue her passion, and not let this disease deter her is amazing!

"What a thrill to be back at 'GMA''s Times Square Studio this morning and see the best folks in the world, my ‘GMA’ family,” Roberts told ABC “I can’t wait to get back to the anchor chair in a few weeks.”

Below is a welcome back video composed for Roberts including fans and colleagues excited about her return. She is also shown looking rejuvenated and ready to tackle the show!

Courtesy of ABCnews.com

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