It's the battle of the networks!
Dancing with the Stars has served as a platform to save plenty of scandalized celebs' careers in the past… and they may have just found their latest charity case.
That's because it was reported on Thursday that ABC is already looking to cast Billy Bush on their tentpole reality TV show once he's officially fired from NBC!
Related: NBC Has Already Replaced Billy Bush With Carson Daly
The defamed TODAY host has been on suspension from the daytime talk show ever since his and Donald Trump's "Grab them by the p*ssy" tape leaked last Friday — but he may just find new life on DWTS as Season 24's version of Ryan Lochte!
In fact, a source close to production tells Page Six that the House of Mouse is looking to "establish a relationship," with the former Peacock network talent, saying:
"It [premieres] in March, that's far enough away. Everybody goes on to do the apology tour. It's ironic there is Ryan Lochte on, who he started this controversy with when he started with TODAY."
We mean, what's he really got to lose at this point…
But Billy and Ryan aren't DWTS' only instances of controversial casting — Paula Deen, Rick Perry, and even Bristol Palin (twice!) all did damage control on the dancing show as well!
Do U foresee Billy Bush starring on Dancing with the Stars next March??
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