Martin Stammers has thanked "everyone" for their help and support to find his stepdaughter Megan "safe and well".
In an emotional interview Megan's stepfather paid tribute to Sussex Police and the use of social media to publicise the search for the teenager.
Runaway teacher Jeremy Forrest will return to the UK after he agreed to his extradition in court.
In Bordeaux they hoped to start a new life, but Megan Stammers is already back in the UK and now her teacher Jeremy Forrest is due in court.
Megan Stammers, the 15 year-old girl who disappeared with her teacher, is back in the UK, after flying back from Bordeaux in France.