Fox News made a shocking announcement today when it revealed that Bob Beckel has been resigned as host of The Five.
Mediaite reported that Beckel left Fox in 2015 with the network at that time stating that they could no longer be held “hostage to one man’s personal issues.” Beckel spent the next few months in rehab for an addiction to painkillers.
Fox News Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch announced Beckel’s return on Monday, saying, “Bob was missed by many fans of The Five and we’re happy to welcome him back to the show.”
“I’m thrilled for the opportunity to go home again and join my television family around the table of The Five,” Beckel said in a statement. “I have no doubt it will be a vigorous yet entertaining debate.”
Beckel first joined Fox in 2000, and he was one of the original hosts of The Five when it debuted in 2011. He also previously worked at CNN.
Fox also announced that Juan Williams will remain a Fox News contributor across all programs and continue appear on the program.
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