Chris Evans Has Officially Quit Top Gear

Chris Evans Has Officially Quit Top Gear

Ever since Top Gear returned to our screens with a new cast of presenters, it’s come in for a lot of abuse. And much of that abuse has been targeted at one man: Chris Evans.

The flame-haired presenter has been heavily criticised, with viewers questioning his overly-enthusiastic presenting style. And it looks like Evans has had enough of being torn apart every Sunday night as he’s (finally) announced he’s resigning from the show.

In an official BBC statement, Evans said: ‘I have never worked with a more committed and driven team than the team I have worked with over the last twelve months. I feel like my standing aside is the single best thing I can now do to help the cause. I remain a huge fan of the show, always have been, always will be. I will continue to focus on my radio show and the allied events that it encompasses.’

BBC Studios Director Mark Linsey said: ‘Chris is stepping down from his duties on Top Gear. He says he gave it his best shot doing everything he could to make the show a success. He firmly believes that the right people remain on both the production team and presenting team to take the show forward and make it the hit we want it to be.’

The news comes a day after the last of ‘new’ Top Gear’s six-episode series aired. In that show, Evans drove modernised versions of the Aston Martin DB5, Jaguar E-Type and MG B.

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The 50-year-old’s resignation also came shortly after police confirmed they were looking into a sexual assault claim involving the presenter. A woman alleges he grabbed her breasts in the 1990s.

With Evans out of the picture, hopefully it’ll mean more screen time for Rory Reid and Chris Harris, who have emerged as new fan favourites.

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