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'Nice to Get Out': Billy Bush Returns to Instagram After Access Hollywood Hot Mic Scandal

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Billy Bush has broken his social media silence after a hot mic conversation he had with GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump on Access Hollywood in 2005 led to Bush being cut from Today and made headlines all over the world.

“Hiking with lady long legs,” Bush captioned a photo of himself and wife Sydney Davis on a hike in what appeared to be Southern California. “Nice to get out.”

Hiking with lady long legs. Nice to get out

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On Oct. 7, the Washington Post revealed that Bush and Trump had made offensive comments about women while preparing for an interview on the set of Days of Our Lives. In the tape, Trump can be heard bragging about he likes to “automatically kiss” women that he can get away with grabbing women by their genitals without their permission because he is “a star.”

Bush can be heard laughing along on the tape and even asks Trump to hug actress Arianne Zucker after they commented on her appearance before meeting her.

Bush, who left Access Hollywood for a gig on Today earlier this year, issued an apology after the tape was leaked, saying he was “embarrassed and ashamed.”

“It’s no excuse, but this happened eleven years ago – I was younger, less mature, and acted foolishly in playing along,” he said. “I’m very sorry.”

However, as PEOPLE previously reported, Bush’s apology did not set things right at Today, where a source said that the show would face a “mutiny” of their female staffers if he wasn’t reprimanded for his comments. Bush was let go from NBC’s morning show on Oct. 17.

Before he left Today, a different source told PEOPLE that Bush was afraid that he wouldn’t be able to salvage his career after the tape was leaked.

Bush wasn’t the only one who was damaged by the tape — so far, 11 women have come forward to accuse Trump of sexual misconduct after his comments were revealed, including a former PEOPLE reporter.