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Also, I'm betting this was just the last straw with BBC, not the first offense. In the show, Jeremy would constantly make reference to the fact that he was doing things his way and not how producers wanted him to do it... which likely was not always the joke people thought it was. The irreverence to the BBC and its producers was a big part of the show's popularity, but was probably also a thorn in the BBC's side. I await more Stigs driving tanks in protest but don't think it will matter.
tldr; Jeremy kept pissing off BBC so they're probably happy to be rid of him, ratings be damned. We'll all miss him.
I'm sure what this article is calling a Planet meets these 3 criteria but do not meet the "circling a star or stellar remnant" apparent pre-requisite. What I cannot tell you is whether or not Wikipedia is wrong about that "needing to orbit a star" bit - I'm sure someone will respond with a reference defending or refuting that point.
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Or to use a car analogy, if the fact that it was given away to everyone else when I already owned it was kind of a slap in the face, the DRM was a slap in the face with a smelly fish that had a nail bat hidden in it.