Producers told Mr Dunkley he would not be needed for the next series, and he decided to leave immediately instead of delivering two more shows."I am so furious," he said.
The weekly show has been a regular focal point for listener dissatisfaction with BBC radio, particularly since the introduction of an unpopular Radio 4 schedule last April.
James Boyle, controller of Radio 4, said: "As the programme adopts a new format we decided it was time for a fresh approach."Reuse content