Billy Bush suggests Amy Robach and TJ Holmes start their own show after leaving ABC
Billy Bush has thoughts on what Amy Robach and TJ Holmes’ next career move should be.
The Extra The host expressed support for the former GMA3 Co-hosts who left ABC in January after their off-camera romance was publicized and viewed as a distraction by the network.
“I think they should work together,” Bush said TMZ when approached for an impromptu airport interview. “I think they’re doing a great job.”
Bush said the couple’s chemistry on the morning show was “poppin” and suggested they line up their own podcast or TV show to co-host. “You have something that works.”
He went on to criticize the couple’s treatment, saying, “People love to wade into other people’s clubhouses.” When asked if he thinks they’ll find their way back professionally, he said, “I think everyone should have their way find back.”
On Jan. 27, an ABC spokesperson confirmed to Yahoo Entertainment that the co-hosts had left the network. “After several productive conversations … about various options, we all agreed that walking away from ABC News is best for everyone,” the announcer said.
They have not been on the air since early December after PDA photos of them first surfaced. At the time, it was not public knowledge that they had split from their respective spouses — his wife Marilee Fiebig and her husband Andrew Shue. Sources told Yahoo at the time that both breakups happened in August. In the weeks after news broke about their relationship, they were taken from the air until an investigation was pending, there was no confirmation Expectations that Holmes had other working relationships.
Us weekly reported that Holmes and Robach were paid out what was owed to them for the remainder of their contracts. Since splitting from the network, they’ve been photographed cuddling on various holidays, proving they’re going strong despite the scandal.
Bush weighing the couple’s future comes six years after facing his own backlash. In October 2016, The Washington Post released video of an unaired conversation between Donald Trump in 2005, then host of celebrity apprenticeand Bush, the then-host of Access Hollywood and contributor to the Today show. The clip showed Bush laughing as the future president said he might start kissing the actress they were about to meet. Trump went on to make his infamous “grab ’em by the p****” remark while discussing how he can do anything to women in general because he’s a star. Bush was suspended from his jobs at NBC and shortly thereafter parted ways with the network.
Three years later, Bush returned to television Extra. He recently had another hot mic moment when he made a blatant joke about Kendall Jenner that was leaked. A source close to the situation told Yahoo Entertainment that Bush’s remark — a sexual comment about Jenner’s Halloween costume — was made in an environment similar to that of a writer’s room. The commentary was not broadcast.
The TMZ paparazzi asked Bush if he had now learned his lesson about hot mics, and Bush replied that he didn’t need to.
“No,” he replied, “I’m going to be me and do what I do, and if someone tries to leak it, they’re the losers — and everyone gets by.”
Since his famous sacking, Bush has been a go-to source for incriminating stars involved in scandals. He also referenced Will Smith’s slap at the Oscars, saying, “One moment doesn’t define your life, not even one as bad as this.”
https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/billy-bush-amy-robach-tj-holmes-gma3-abc-exit-new-show-182444456.html Billy Bush suggests Amy Robach and TJ Holmes start their own show after leaving ABC