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The Five’s Bob Beckel Tells Fans Where He’s Been


Bob Beckel, a regular co-host of Fox News’ The Five, mysteriously disappeared from the show more than two weeks ago and has received a barrage of social media posts asking where he’s been. Following a statement from Fox to Mediaite that said he has been out recovering from back surgery, Beckel confirmed that story on Twitter:

With no other official word from Beckel or the network, we are inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt. Though, as we reported earlier, sources at Fox have indicated the explanation is not quite as simple as everyone is making it out to be. We will report more on this ongoing mystery as it develops.

Beckley’s fellow co-hosts have yet to address his absence either on screen or on Twitter. Fox contributors Julie Roginsky and Juan Williams have been taking turns filling in for him since February 17.

UPDATE — Fri., March 6, 4:50 p.m. ET: Here’s something to tide you over.

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