The curse of the breakfast show - oblivion or Crinkley Bottom

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Tony Blackburn Quit Radio 1 after breaking down on air over his split with the actress Tessa Wyatt. Now at golden oldies' graveyard station Capital Gold, also gets occasional "gungeing" on one of Noel Edmonds' programmes

Dave Lee Travis Dropped from Radio 1 two months before his contract expired. Distributor Quality Europe FM broadcasts his Sunday morning show from his farm in Tring, Hertfordshire to local radio stations. Carlisle FM dropped him after a month. Also hosts a request programme for BBC World Service called A Jolly Good Show. Quack quack oops, as he used to say

Mike Read (top left) Now fronts Classic FM breakfast show after leaving Capital Gold acrimoniously

Mike Smith (top right) Does ad voiceovers on local radio. His terrestrial shows are the barely watched exercise show Bodyheat and quiz That's Showbusiness, both featuring D-list celebs. Applied to become director general of BBC

Simon Mayo (above left) Left the breakfast show with dubious honour of succeeding Simon "Our Tune" Bates in mid-morning slot. The TV show he presents, Confessions, has unimpressive ratings

Steve Wright (above right) Left Radio 1 at Matthew Bannister's lowest ratings point, claiming he was going on to stardom in TV. His Steve Wright People Show was axed after one series, he left Talk Radio a year into the job and other TV opportunities have been limited to one-off appearances on panel games. Now banished to weekend mid-morning on R2

Mark Goodier Presented breakfast show for three months. Has just been moved from tea-time slot to weekends by Bannister

Chris Evans On the day of announcing he was leaving, his Ginger FM lost bid for last FM franchise to XFM

Exception to rule Noel Edmonds quit Radio 1 for TV success with the Late Late Breakfast Show; after successful Noel's House Party show, landed multi-million BBC contract as well as numerous lucrative Mr Blobby spin- offs

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