“Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts returned today to the set of the ABC morning show for the first time since undergoing a bone marrow transplant in September, ABC News reports. Roberts appeared at the show’s New York studio for a behind-the-scenes test run.
Said Roberts: "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. I can’t wait to get back to the anchor chair in a few weeks.”
She indicated last week that she planned to do a series of “dry runs” in preparation for her eventual return to “GMA.”
"My doctors want me to see how many people I actually come in contact with — how my body reacts to the stimulation, that’s code word for stress, of being in the studio environment," Roberts said. "My skin is very sensitive and so we have to see how it reacts to the studio lights. My vision is still a little blurry from the treatment. All of this is getting better day by day so that is the next step."
Roberts’ most recent test showed no abnormalities, prompting her doctors to approve steps toward her return to the show.