"The celebs have final say, which hasn't been determined yet at this point," an NBC spokesperson told Reality TV World late Friday afternoon. "[The] decision process is still taking place."
Angela had suggested that the show's remaining contestants weren't getting to make the final decision on the couple's return during a Friday afternoon media conference call that had followed her eviction on Thursday night's live broadcast.
"I think we had a vote, we voted 'No' and they're still getting the opportunity to come back so that shows you how good the voting is," Angela told reporters.
"Oh no, because I don't think they have a choice," Angela added later in the call when another reporter asked if the remaining cast members would be foolish if they voted to allow Heidi and Spencer back on the reality competition. "We voted 'No' and it's still an issue."
Angela's comments had come after she had previously rejected a reporter's suggestion that the show's producers might want to "skew things" to make the celebrities agree to accept Heidi and Spencer's return.
"You know they really do not interact with us -- the show -- so they are not, I swear to you, they are guiding nothing," she said.
According to Angela, Heidi and Spencer's departure seemed to be part of a publicity stunt the couple had devised before the competition even began.
"[They quit] for attention. They haven't done anything -- they didn't do anything while they were there, they didn't even try," she told reporters. "That was sort of their attitude from the moment they got there. Literally, the first thing they said is 'Well, we're not going to be here long anyway.'"
"They said that all the time, that their other show The Hills was going to start taping soon and they had no intention of being there very long anyways," Angela added later in the call.