After three years in pop culture exile, Billy Bush is BACK, y’all, as the host of Extra Extra, a new iteration of the syndicated entertainment show debuting this fall as Extra moves to Fox. He’s also on a career rehabilitating press tour, appearing on Ellen (of course) and opening up about lessons learned following the infamous Access Hollywood “Grab ’em by the pussy” scandal.
“At this point for me it’s about going forward,” Bush said during his appearance on the show Friday. “You learn from these things. It would be a real shame to just check back into the game having not done anything.”
He continued, “Everybody goes through something. I will say, as an interviewer, as a person that’s delivering news that people consume about other people most oftenly, it’s good to know what it feels like to be down and I had never really in my life felt what it’s like to be down. And when you know that, you approach people a lot differently.”
He then went on to describe the time he saw Trump at Grampa Bush’s funeral (that would be President George HW Bush, to you and I). (SPOILER: There was no interaction)
Watch it all below.
(via The Hollywood Reporter, photo: Avalon)