Billy Bush to return to TV
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Billy Bush is returning to TV, nearly three years after facing backlash following the release of an “Access Hollywood” tape in which Donald TrumpDonald TrumpChinese apps could face subpoenas, bans under Biden executive order: report Kim says North Korea needs to be 'prepared' for 'confrontation' with US Ex-Colorado GOP chair accused of stealing more than 0K from pro-Trump PAC MORE bragged to him about groping women without their consent.

The former “Today” and “Access Hollywood” co-host will be back on the airwaves as the host of “Extra Extra,” People magazine was first to report on Wednesday.


The syndicated entertainment news show — a revamped version of “Extra,” currently hosted by Mario Lopez — will premiere in September.

“The guy that left the scene in 2016 was already a changed person [since 2005], but I had the opportunity to grow up a little bit,” Bush told People about his new gig. “Facing adversity in some way is good. And I feel I’ll be better at my job than I ever was. This is my next step.”

“I’m so excited for this show,” Bush, 47, said. “This won’t be like anything you’ve seen before.”

In the 2005 “Access Hollywood” video, Bush is heard chatting with Trump, then the host of the NBC reality show, “The Apprentice.”

The now-infamous tape reveals Trump bragging about kissing and groping women without their consent, including saying he would “grab them by the p----.” 

Bush was canned from “Today” shortly after The Washington Post obtained the tape and published it in October 2016.

Trump subsequently apologized for his remarks, but downplayed his language as "locker room talk" between him and Bush.

In his interview with People, Bush reveals that his first cousin, former President George W. Bush, called him three days after he was fired.

“I asked him, ‘What do I do? I need to fight,’” Bush recalled.

“And he said, ‘No, it isn’t worth it. You have an opportunity here to just live and accept the fact that you’re not extraordinary. It’s going to be fine,’” said Bush. “And he was right.”