I'd bone his missus! Show's not bad, not great but not bad. Couldn't understand the faux outrage, Civi version of the Outrage Bus, that was caused by him.
As for his salary causing a fuss, I believe he(by which I mean his production company) was paid a sum of money to make a programme. He is self employed, he hasn't quit he has just not renewed his contract.
The Woss is actually a very nasty person. Perhaps the BBC is actually thinking about standing on its own two feet instead of relying on political masters (who are falling apart right now) for all decisions and policy.
The only worry is that the septics will quickly realise what they have in their hands and will send him back. Hopfefully the BBC will have learnt its lesson and will not be that stupid again.
Excellent news - it brightened my day when I read it. Each to their own, but I've only ever found him mildly amusing at best and could never work out why he was so highly thought of or paid. Saying that, I can't stand 'Parky' and loads of people seem to rate him.
I'm hoping that the brilliant interview, well more of an interrogation of the Beeb DG by the authoress PD James figured in this move. She left him floundering when it got to him trying to justify "high salaries / market rates" and couldn't name another tv or media production company who were paying their presenters such fees.