Norman is 61. Does it not seem quite possible to people here that at this stage he wants to enjoy life outside of broadcasting?
We had exactly the same kerfuffle here when Maxine Mawhinney retired from the BBC.
There comes a time in people’s lives when priorities change and the need to do the daily grind may not exist anymore, once they can afford it.
I would take Norman at his word - he wants to focus on himself, and enjoy life.
Some people here seem incapable of understanding that.