Chris Evans, the TV presenter that should have steered the well known Top Gear show towards a successful new age has instead stepped down from his role, one series after the former hosts were relinquished of their duties.
The show has been completely revamped for 2016, with a team of no less than seven presenters, in a bid to make the public forget the former A-listers, headed by the colorful Jeremy Clarkson. Evans had initially in place a three-year deal to host the BBC show, the network’s biggest earner in terms of overseas sales. But according to Evans’ tweet “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.” So, after just six shows were aired, he stepped down from the role. This has to do of course with the huge backlash – reviews were abysmal, a stunt with Ken Block at the Cenotaph war memorial in London produced outcry and most of all the viewing figures have been plummeting.
Evans has also been accused of sex assault, as reported by UK media, with the Metropolitan Police apparently reviewing the claims. Evans has of course denied and commented on his other works, including presenting BBC Radio 2’s Breakfast Show, saying those will continue as before.