So Jonathan Ross is finally to do the decent thing and leave the BBC. Better late than never. After the fiasco in 2008 when he and Russell Brand made pathetic and cruel phone calls to actor Andrew Sachs, at least Brand had the decency to resign. Apparently, Ross's contract, negotiated for the three years up to 2010, was worth a staggering £18,000,000, which is immoral by any standards. Now, rumour has it that he was to be expected to take a substantial pay cut, but of course, his decision was nothing to do with financial considerations. Of course not.
Jana Bennett, director of BBC Vision, referred to him as 'extremely talented', which has to make one wonder about the generally accepted definition of that phrase, and both she and Alan Yentob, current BBC Creative Director, bemoan the fact that Ross has had had a 'difficult year'.
A difficult year with a salary of £6,000,000?
I could cope with that.
Bring it on!