After speaking to his insiders, Dan said: "People are not that sad to see the back of Brendan. This is the BBC. They don't like divas behind the scenes.
"The main thing is he probably pushed it a bit too far - and this is definitely the consensus behind the scenes - with Shirley Ballas because she was the new head judge. But she's genuinely a lovely woman and it wasn't her fault Brendan didn't get the judging job."
Piers Morgan has launched a petition to get Brendan reinstated, but Dan feels that's unlikely.
Looks like this story might Rumb-a on for a while longer...