Top Gear: Chris Evans QUITS show after just one series!

Top Gear and the BBC have revealed today that new host and BBC Radio 2 presenter Chris Evans has decided to quit the show and won’t be back for another series.

Chris joined the famous motoring show just last year as part of the shows huge shakeup when Richard Hammond and James May quit the show after Jeremy Clarkson was sacked.

In a Statement from Mark Linsey, Director at BBC Studios on Top Gear, he says: “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 new series has so far notched up over 30m views in the UK alone and has already been sold to 130 territories worldwide.”

Meanwhile, Chris Evans has also released a statement about his departure from the motoring show, explaining: “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.”

It’s currently unclear who will replace Chris Evans at this stage. Top Gear airs on BBC.

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