Did Derick Dillard Just Confirm That He and Jill Duggar Are Returning to ‘Counting On’?

It has been a wild couple of weeks for Derick Dillard and Jill Duggar, but are they really thinking about returning to Counting On? Derick and Jill left the series over two years ago after he made transphobic remarks about Jazz Jennings, who stars in TLC’s I Am Jazz. Derick has been very vocal about his exit over the past few weeks, but a recent comment on Twitter has left some fans convinced he and Jill are coming back to TLC in the near future.

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Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard | Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra

Are Derick Dillard and Jill Duggar returning to Counting On?

Following Derick’s exit from the series, Jill decided to support her husband and left her family’s show as well. She recently, however, enjoyed a brief cameo in an episode of Counting On, and fans were quick to ask Derick if he is planning on returning too.

“On the latest episode we saw Jill,” the fan commented. “It was nice to see her. Is there a chance in between your studies you and Jill will be seen? Hope you find answers soon and are doing well. I pray your school studies are going well.”

Derick did not answer the question and replied with a simple, “Thank you,” before moving on. Despite Derick’s recent comments about TLC and Jill’s father, Jim Bob Duggar, fans took this as a sign that he might return to the series after all.

Until we get official confirmation, there is no telling if Derick Dillard is really thinking about appearing on Counting On in the future. If his past behavior is anything to go by, then there is a slim chance that he will return to action.

Jill confirms they will not be back

Last month, Jill told her social media followers that they have zero plans on returning to Counting On. Jill explained how the series was too much for their family to handle and that their decision to leave was made for the sake of their children.

“We get asked that a lot… No plans to [return to the show] currently. It just all got to be too much for our little family, so we decided to step away from it all a couple years ago before the birth of our second child,” she stated.

According to Pop Culture, Derick Dillard has been more direct when discussing his time on Counting On. Over the past few weeks, Derick has continuously slammed TLC for how they handle contracts for the series and even berated Jim Bob for negotiating deals behind everyone’s back.

He has also been adamant that he left the series by his own choice, despite the reports that TLC fired him over his transphobic comments. Considering everything Derick has said, it is difficult to believe that he will ever return to the series.

Is Derick Dillard writing a tell-all?

To add more fuel to the fire, Derick just confirmed that he is writing a tell-all memoir about the show and his wife’s family. He confirmed the shocking news on Twitter after a fan suggested that he could make a lot of money writing his own book.

“That’s the plan, but it will take longer to write because I do most of the outlining/writing on breaks from school,” he shared.

It is unclear when Derick will have time to finish the book, but fans would love to find out what he has to say. Derick is currently finishing his law degree at the University of Arkansas, so it might be a long time before he pens the tell-all.

Derick did not say what he plans to include in the book, but the project will likely discuss his ongoing feud with Jim Bob. A few weeks ago, Derick blasted Jim Bob for negotiating contracts without anyone’s knowledge and alluded to the idea that he takes the lion share of the money from TLC.

Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard also decided to skip out on spending Thanksgiving with Jim Bob and Michelle, something that is a family tradition for the Duggars. The decision added more fuel to the rumors that Jim Bob and Derick are at odds.

Derick and Jill enjoy a breakfast date

While we wait to learn more about Derick Dillard’s book, he recently treated Jill to a surprise breakfast and manicure/pedicure.

Taking to social media, Jill posted a photo of herself enjoying some McDonald’s breakfast while waiting to get her hands and feet treated.

“My MIL surprised us with a fun gift…she offered to watch the boys for us and sent us on a breakfast date + mani & pedi for me!” Jill explained. “With Derick in the thick of finals right now, this was the perfect getaway and just what we needed for a few hours!”

Jill added that fans should try and do the same for their significant others this holiday season, and we have to admit, it is not a bad idea.

TLC has not commented on the rumors that Derick Dillard and Jill Duggar might return to Counting On as regular cast members. Fans can watch the rest of the Duggars in action when new episodes of Counting On air Tuesday nights on TLC.