UPDATE: Fox News issued the following statement on Monday regarding Megyn Kelly's planned appearance:
"Megyn Kelly's forthcoming guest appearance on Tucker Carlson Tonight was coordinated weeks ago and is a one-time occurrence. Any future programming changes we are considering do not involve her."
Megyn Kelly's scheduled appearance on Fox News Wednesday night had a lot of people speculating. Kelly hasn't been on Fox News since she left the network in early 2017.
In her interview with Fox News' Tucker Carlson, Kelly discussed the allegations in Ronan Farrow's new book and urged NBC to hold an outside investigation into the allegations of sexual misconduct at the network. NBC is the same network that fired Kelly over her controversial comments earlier this year. On her NBC show, Kelly remarked that it was "okay" to wear blackface as a Halloween costume when she was a kid.
Kelly's interview with Carlson on Wednesday night lasted several segments, including one on NBC's wall-to-wall coverage of Brett Kavanaugh accuser Julie Swetnick and NBC's lack of coverage in the case of Harvey Weinstein and Matt Lauer.
“They went to air with that story. With far less trepidation than they showed in going to air on the Harvey Weinstein story for which they had tapes. They had tapes. They had witnesses," Kelly said.
Some saw Kelly's interview on Fox News as a trial run for a possible return to the network. The speculation is fueled by the recent departure of longtime anchor Shepard Smith last week. Smith was an anchor on Fox News for 23 years, ever since the network began broadcasting.
BREAKING: Tucker Carlson announces that former Fox News host Megyn Kelly will be on his show on Wednesday— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) October 15, 2019
This comes after Shepard Smith abruptly resigned from his role on Friday
Is megyn kelly auditioning for shep’s open time slot? ??— CC (@ChatByCC) October 17, 2019
Prediction. Megyn Kelly will take over Shep Smith’s hour on Fox.— Jon Nicosia (@NewsPolitics) October 15, 2019
If Kelly was planning a permanent return to Fox News, she gave no indication of it. When asked about her future plans by host Tucker Carlson, Kelley said she is focused at the moment on being a mother, but she did say she would return to the public eye someday in the future.