Billy Bush was removed from the Today show billboards outside NBC’s 30 Rock studios following the announcement that he has been suspended from the morning talk show.
As noted by Decider editor-in-chief Mark Graham, a digital billboard displayed prominently at Rockefeller Center in New York City features Al Roker, Savannah Guthrie, Matt Lauer and the rest of the gang, but is now noticeably missing Bush, 45.
“Billy Bush already wiped off the digital billboards outside of 30 ROCK,” Graham captioned a snapshot that he shared on Twitter on Monday, October 10.
Billy Bush already wiped off the digital billboards outside of 30 ROCK. pic.twitter.com/WTa07OZ2us
— Mark Graham (@unclegrambo) October 11, 2016
A source previously confirmed to Us that the TV personality, who engaged in lewd chatter about women with Donald Trump in a leaked 2005 Access Hollywood video, will most likely get the boot.
“He’s definitely gone. A lot of people feel so bad for him. He’s a good guy. He made a mistake, but he’s a genuinely good guy,” the insider told Us. “They don’t see any way he can go back on morning TV after this.”
Another source countered that not everyone will be quite so brokenhearted to see him go. According to the source, Today’s Tamron Hall, Lauer and Roker all strongly dislike Bush. (A different Today show source told Us, “The anchors and hosts of the show each had a good relationship with Billy. The show staff is comfortable with how the situation is being handled.”)
On Monday, October 10, Guthrie told viewers that, “pending further review of the matter,” Bush was suspended from his role as host of Today’s third hour.
Bush landed in the media maelstrom after he was caught on tape egging on Trump, 70, as the Republican presidential candidate spoke about how it was OK to forcibly kiss women and grab women “by the p–sy.”
“You know, I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them,” Trump can be heard saying in the audio. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star they let you do it. You can do anything.”
“Whatever you want,” Bush echoes.
According to an insider, Bush was a wreck after learning about the leaked tapes, fearing that the scandal would permanently damage his career.
“Billy was devastated and crying when the leaked tape of him and Donald Trump in 2005 was first leaked to The Washington Post,” the source told Us. “He was crying that his career was over.”
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