And on that bombshell, newly appointed host of BBC’s motoring show, Chris Evans has quit. Top Gear finished with its lowest ratings since 2002 in its new season hosted by Chris Evans and an array of other celebrity hosts.

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Chris Evans was called upon to replace former Top Gear hosts, Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond. Jeremy Clarkson was sacked due to an incident with one of the show’s producer, following which co-hosts, James May and Richard Hammond declined to renew their contracts with BBC. The trio is currently busy filming their own show called The Grand Tour which will be an Amazon Prime exclusive set to premier later this year.

Chris Evans

This was the first BBC Top Gear season in nearly 15 years which wasn’t hosted by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May who rebooted the show back in 2002.

Chris Evans Tweeted that he gave it his “best shot” at hosting Top Gear, but that “sometimes that’s not enough“. He was joined by co-hosts Matt LeBlanc, Eddie Jordon, The Stig, Sabine Schmitz, Chris Harris and Rory Reid

He went on to say on Twitter that he is continuing his gigs on Radio 2, CarFest, Children In Need, 500 Words and whatever the future holds.

Are you surprised that Chris Evans is stepping down as host of Top Gear after only one season?

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