The Mirror and HuffPost are reporting that Dalek operator and writer Nicholas Pegg has been fired by Panini Magazines for leaving an offensive message in his Wotcha column, a regular feature in Doctor Who Magazine.

In the current issue, the first letter of each letter spells out “Panini and BBC Worldwide are c**ts”

The motivation remains unclear (although the Daily Mail links it to the release of the Shada DVD).