Chris Evans quits Top Gear after one series
Chris Evans has announced that he has quit as the host of Top Gear after just one series.
Evans was the face of the show's new line-up, but after mixed reviews and lower ratings than expected, he has stepped aside. He confirmed his departure yesterday (July 4th), writing:
Stepping down from Top Gear. Gave it my best shot but sometimes that's not enough. The team are beyond brilliant, I wish them all the best.— Chris Evans (@achrisevans) July 4, 2016
Full steam ahead then with Radio 2, CarFest, Children In Need, 500 Words and whatever else we can dream up in the future.— Chris Evans (@achrisevans) July 4, 2016
Although Evans has departed, the show's other five presenters Matt LeBlanc, Rory Reid, Chris Harris, Sabine Schmitz and Eddie Jordan - will return for the next series, which is due to begin filming in September.
According to BBC News, Evans' decision to step down was his own as he no longer believed he was a good fit for the show.
Evans' single series as the host of Top Gear will be released on DVD later this month and is available to pre-order on the right-hand side of the page.