Robin Roberts to ‘Good Morning America’ Guest Host Oprah: ‘I Want to Be Back on That Couch’ (VIDEO)

Robin Roberts is excited to get back to work.

Talking to guest host Oprah Winfrey and the rest of her Good Morning America family via phone she told them, “I can’t wait to come back! I want to be back on that couch with those froggy slippers!”

Winfrey is just one of many celebrities who has filled in for the anchor in her absence. In tribute to their colleague, she and the rest of the GMA anchor team donned Roberts’ favorite footwear during her call.

Watching the show this morning she told Winfrey, “You had lifted my spirits.” Referring to Winfrey’s entrance on the show and a performance she organized of  her favorite song, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”, she said, “Usually I’m watching between my toes in bed … you got me dancing like you did this morning with the rollers in your hair.”

Roberts, who went on an extended medical leave in August to seek treatment for the blood and bone marrow disorder, Myelodysplastic Syndrome, received a bone marrow transplant from her sister Sally Ann in September. She was able to leave the hospital earlier this month and told her friends she is doing well.

“It’s day 35,” she said. “Thirty-five days ago, I had my bone marrow transplant and it is a journey, my friend as you have taught me. I am so incredibly blessed to be doing as well as I am. Sometimes I do feel like I’m 35 days old, and I can’t get my head off the pillow, but those days are becoming fewer and fewer.”

As always, Roberts was incredibly grateful for the support she’s received not only from her team and colleagues but also from her fans.

Though she wasn’t there with them, Winfrey told Roberts, “I felt your presence when I walked into the studio. I am so happy to be here with your family. … You are here in spirit and we are so happy to have you call in this morning.”

Watch Roberts’ call in to Good Morning America above.

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