At the time of his exit, he explained: “It was a long-term decision. I could see this coming up, and it was always the plan.”
Elsewhere, Carol caused a stir on BBC Breakfast this week after she made a cheeky slip of the tongue on-air.
Reporting live from Greenwich Park, Carol was lapping up the morning sunlight as London began to wake up.
“We’ve seen lots of doggers…” she stuttered, realising her mistake.
Quickly correcting herself: “Not doggers of course! Dog walkers and joggers around here through the course of this morning.”
BBC Breakfast airs daily on BBC One at 6am.