After 18 months, during which time she's drawn down pretty much acclaim from all corners, Lauren Laverne has quit as presenter of what MediaGuardian helpfully points out is the "ninth most popular breakfast show in London."
The departure looks a little odd - she went on holiday, and then XFM announced she wouldn't be coming back:
"It has been fantastic to see her move up the schedule and host a great breakfast show for us. We wish her luck with her future projects."
We know all farewells should be sudden, but... there's abrupt and abrupt.