Josh Duggar Emerges From Hiding to Congratulate Jill on Baby: Watch!

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It's been over two years since the Josh Duggar sex scandals nearly brought down one of the most lucrative empires in the history of reality television.

Astonishingly, the Duggars survived the revelation of shocking sex crimes to be granted a second shot at TLC stardom.

Part of the deal they made with producers and potential viewers involved a promise that Josh would not appear on Counting On, and it was widely assumed he would continue to keep a low profile in general.

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But now, it seems Josh is getting bored with hiding out in the basement, and he's eager to hop back on the fame train.

As you may have heard, Jill Duggar welcomed her second child this week, and members of her massive family have been offering their congratulations online.

The latest kind words come from none other than the black sheep Josh himself, who recorded a short video message to Jill and her husband, Derick Dillard:

“Hey, congratulations Jill and Derick. We are so excited for you guys on your new arrival," Josh tells the camera while surrounded by members of his own ever-expanding clan.

From there, perhaps aware that no one wants to hear her husband speak, Anna takes over, saying:

“We are thrilled that Samuel Scott is here,” says Anna, “and the kids are excited to have another cousin to join the herd.”

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She continues:

“We are so excited for you, and we look forward to all that God has in store for your little life Samuel.”

The clip marks a major step forward in the Duggars' efforts to reintroduce Josh to the public.

It wasn't that long ago that the family was so eager to keep him out of the tabloid headlines that they would remove Josh in post-production if he happened to accidentally appear on screen.

Are we on our way to a very special Prodigal Son episode in which he's welcomed back into the fold?

Watch Counting On online to find out!

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