So, what now for Chris Moyles? Radio 1 Controller Ben Cooper has told MediaGuardian that he won't be released back into the wild:
"I've got an idea of a new role for him on the station. Maybe we'll surprise people again in a short time," Cooper said on Wednesday.Given that the his motivation for shifting Moyles out of breakfast - he wouldn't admit in so many words that it was his idea, but clearly it was - is to try and bring down the average audience age as instructed by the BBC Trust, it's hard to imagine that Moyles would be given the same amount of air time as he has now. It's equally hard to think of something that would "surprise" us - unless it's a partnership with Zane Lowe?