Chris Moyles’ ratings remained healthy, but they got rid of him simply because he was attracting too old a demographic for Radio 1.
I guess the difference with Scott Mills is that there are still places at the BBC for him to go, notably Radio 2 (if they can find him a slot) whereas Moyles was really at a dead end at the corporation.
Yes although he was offered another slot on Radio 1, which he declined. He wouldn't have fitted in anywhere else on the BBC, it was a shame for him that he couldn't carry his audience over to another show as easily as Evans has.
As for the idea of Scott Mills going to Heart, ersonally, I can’t see him fitting in with their happy-clappy, un-ironic presentational style.
Yes and short 'one thought' links, although I'm surprised how much leeway Moyles gets at Radio X for doing his long links and features, although I don't think he does a music free first half hour like he did at 1