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Whoopi Goldberg shares emotional tribute to co-stars as her break from The View comes to an end

The star was dearly missed

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Beatriz Colon
Beatriz ColonOnline News WriterNew York
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Whoopi Goldberg is finally making her way back to the table on The View after several months of on and off breaks.

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The star first stepped away from the talk show earlier this year following her problematic comments about the Holocaust, and though she returned after a two week suspension, she left once more for the month of April as she worked on a new project.

Upon returning, she expressed how much she had missed her co-hosts, but also opened up about how much fun she had while on her leave.

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The actress turned television personality was going back to her Hollywood roots as she filmed a new movie all the way in Scotland titled Anansi Boys, which is originally a novel by Neil Gaiman.

She was welcomed back on stage with a round of applause from audience members and hugs from her co-hosts, and she didn't hesitate to say: "Well I will say it is really nice to be back," as fans and co-stars alike told her how much they missed her.

Still, Whoopi went on to detail how great her time filming was, revealing that: "I have to tell you it's one of the best sets I've ever been on."

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Whoopi's heartwarming return

The Sister Act star also took a moment to express gratitude to her company, candidly saying: "I want to thank ABC and The View because one of the things I get to do, and I'm really happy about it, is I get to go do the other thing that I'm kinda good at, and they allow me to do it."

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She continued her heartfelt tribute by explaining that: "Sometimes it goes a little longer than you want it to, but I can't say thank you enough to all the women."

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Fans were quick to rave about her return, commenting: "So good to have Whoopi back," and: "We missed you Whoopi," as well as: "Looks like she was happy to be back."

The 2005 novel's description explains that it portrays: "Mr. Nancy — an incarnation of the West African trickster god Anansi — dies, leaving twin sons, who in turn discover one another's existence after being separated as young children," and Whoopi plays one of the lead antagonists.

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