The BBC has admitted it has received over 28,000 applications to become the new DG. "It's very gratifying", said Chairman of the BBC Trust, Chris Patton. "It shows real trust in the future of the BBC."
our reporter asked if these people didn't simply plan to take the job then resign the next day and walk away with £400,000. Mr Patton replied, "Ooh, that's a cracking idea... I mean, I'm sure that thought hasn't entered their heads."