He couldn't win, let's face it. They obviously wanted him in the first place, they enjoyed it when he was being possessed or bringing the only bit of entertainment (and lots of viewers) to their uninteresting programme, and then when they realised people were beginning to laugh about his 'Antix' and they were being accused of being in on it (because as we know, they're squeaky clean) they decided he was embarrassing them and set him up to get rid of him.
It would be interesting to know the regular viewing figures for Degsy and post-Degsy shows.
"No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft." H G Wells