Jonathan Ross, who along with 'comedian' Russell Brand, was suspended after the pair made an indecent phone call to the Fawlty Towers waiter Andrew Sachs recently, has been vindicated by BBC bosses and is to assume the role of the channel's Head of Comedy.
Ross, who earlier apologised behind a clasped hand, was said to be overjoyed about the decision to ignore his disgraceful, disgusting and despicable acts towards one of Britain's finest living actors.
The BBC has, in years gone by, largely resisted the temptation to compromise its strict policy on decency and good taste, in favour of programmes that are tasteful, wholesome and which can be viewed by all the family.
Now, however, with this latest appointment, it has signalled its intention to move into new, uncharted waters, and to push back the boundaries of comedy as far as they can be pushed.
The Jonathan Ross Rings The Rich And Famous In The Middle Of The Night To Insult Them show, geared towards sick, nocturnal psychopaths, will be screened nightly from 1am onwards, and a new talk show, I'm Jonathan Ross - Bow Down, Underling will be filmed in December.
Andrew Sachs is mortified.