"We've missed Elisabeth both on and off the air," Walters, the show's creator and executive producer, said in a statement. "We've missed her opinions and her good humor. I am so happy she is coming back."
"The other people were nice, but they weren't her," moderator Goldberg said of the show's recent series of guest hosts. "I've missed her, I've really, really missed her."
"I've lost my political opposite, and I'm having withdrawals," Behar added. "I'm so happy she's coming back."
"I am beyond excited. I know she is getting tired of me texting her nonstop with: 'I MISS YOU. PLEASE COME BACK,'" Shepherd said.