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12-May-2014 @ 00:38
He said BBC bosses declined his idea of an on-air apology, and his offer to "fall on my sword" was accepted.
The BBC said it accepted that the situation could have been handled better, and offered freelance Mr Lowe his job back.
But the DJ said the incident had exacerbated a stress-related condition and he would not be returning to the corporation.
It basically suggests he was forced to go at first.