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Robin Roberts to return to 'Good Morning America' on Feb. 20

February 07, 2013|By Meredith Blake

Robin Roberts will permanently return to "Good Morning America" on Feb. 20, co-host George Stephanopoulos announced Thursday morning.

"She's met with her doctors, they've cleared her to come back to the show," he said, noting that Roberts would be returning five months to the day after she took a leave of absence for treatment of a rare blood disorder called myelodysplastic syndrome.

"A lot of people are very, very happy for you," Stephanopoulos said, cutting to a montage of celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lopez sharing their well-wishes.

Last month, Roberts announced her intention to be back on the air within a few weeks. Since then, she has been going through dry runs at the studio to see if she can handle the stresses of being on set. As the "GMA" weather anchor Sam Champion explained to viewers Thursday, she will initially be back on an abbreviated schedule.

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