Eddie Mair’s quit the BBC and people think this might be the best leaving statement ever

You know the drill, when someone in the public eye leaves a job they will typically issue an anodyne statement that no-one wants to use but they do anyway because it’s the only one they’ve got.

And then every now and again this happens, after it was announced that Eddie Mair, who presents Radio 4’s PM programme, was leaving the BBC after 30 years (to join LBC, it turns out).

This was his statement.

Beautifully done, sir! And it’s why so many PM listeners will be sad to see him go.

And here’s what the man himself had to say on Twitter.

And if you’re wondering why people are going to miss him, have a listen to this.