This was all a bit embarrassing.
The suit had been on the desk of a senior staff member.
When he saw it, he turned and laughed at it.
I don’t think anyone noticed that it was a bit funny, he said.
But the whole office did see it and he was like, “Oh, this is so funny”.
This is the first in a series of stories about people’s experiences wearing suits to work, the latest of which will appear on Wednesday.
It is one of the few occasions in the history of the BBC when a presenter has been dressed in his workplace, as a result of a workplace culture.
But this was different.
“I don’t know why they thought this was a good idea,” he said of his colleagues.
“It’s a very British idea to wear a suit.
You want to be yourself and you don’t want to make a scene.”
Mr Hirst, from Bournemouth, was the host of the late-night talk show The Hirst Report, a show that was one of Britain’s most successful and controversial.
It had its roots in a radio show, which aired in the 1980s.
In the 1980t he played an actor in a soap opera and also a journalist.
“In those days, it was all very serious and serious work, so you wanted to be good, too,” he explained.
The BBC has a reputation for doing a good job of keeping its people in good shape.
“We had a very good record, and I thought we were doing a pretty good job,” he continued.
“But I don, I don`t think it was the kind of thing that was ever going to get me into trouble.”
So he made a few jokes.
One was that he wore a pair of grey trainers to work.
He later made a video for the programme in which he wore his suit and asked people if they wanted him to wear one too.
Mr Houstish was fired after two years and spent time in a mental health facility, but he was reinstated.
In January 2017, he returned to the show and apologised for his “unacceptable” behaviour.
“For a long time I have thought it was one thing to be funny, and for a long while I thought it would get me to work,” he told the BBC.
“The reason I thought that was, was because the staff had to know that I was not going to behave inappropriately and that I could change my behaviour.
They knew I could do it, and it was just the first thing they asked me.”
His new job as a BBC host has allowed him to show the kind the show needed.
It has also meant a better-looking host, who has a more relaxed approach to the job.
“When I was the presenter, I did have a very strong image and I could be quite arrogant, and the staff knew that,” he added.
He has also become more involved in politics.
“You need to have a strong political presence,” he admitted.
“And the one thing that I found very helpful was that people have been very supportive of my work in the past few years.”
But he has also been a bit more self-aware.
“A lot of people were very supportive and I don´t think they knew what I was doing was wrong,” he noted.
“Now that I am doing it for the first and last time, I think it’s probably been more helpful.”