Billy Bush Exits the ‘Today Show’
Billy Bush and the Today show have gone their separate ways.
Bush will not longer be a host on the morning talk show, which took effect on Monday.
“Billy Bush will be leaving the TODAY show’s 9am hour, effective today,” the network said in a statement to employees. “While he was a new member of the TODAY team, he was a valued colleague and longtime member of the broader NBC family. We wish him success as he goes forward.”
Bush’s exit statement reads: “I am deeply grateful for the conversations I’ve had with my daughters, and for all of the support from family, friends and colleagues. I look forward to what lies ahead.”
This announcement comes just days after the Oct. 7 leak of a 2005 tape where Bush, who was hosting Access Hollywood at the time, and Donald Trump can be heard making lewd and graphic comments about Nancy O’Dell and Arianne Zucker while filming a segment for the entertainment program.
Bush issued a public apology and he was suspended indefinitely from the talk show pending review.