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Watch What Happens Next! Andy Cohen Begging 'Today' Execs To Replace Ousted Billy Bush

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Oct. 18 2016, Updated 4:52 p.m. ET

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Now that Billy Bush has been officially ousted from the Today show following his infamous derogatory comments caught on tape, a new host with the most wants to swoop up the sweet position.

Bravo honcho and Watch What Happens Live star Andy Cohen is gunning for the open gig, has exclusively learned.

"Andy believes he's proven himself adept at the type of conversation that is required on the third hour of Today," an insider revealed. "It's almost like Watch What Happens was an audition for this."

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The seasoned pro, 48, told friends he wouldn't be caught dead misbehaving like bawdy Bush.

"One thing NBC can be assured of — they won't have to worry about Andy talking about p*ssy!" the insider insisted.

As previously reported, NBC sent an internal memo to employees yesterday confirming that Bush, 44, and execs had reached a departure settlement less than two weeks after a 2005 video exposed the married dad's lewd conversation about women with then Apprentice host Donald Trump.

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Now, sources said that Bush is "devastated" by his career collapse, and is "frantically searching" for a new L.A.-based job.

"Billy is not going to give up on hosting," a friend told last week.

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