Chris Evans QUITS Top Gear

Chris Evans has been dogged with speculation and drama ever since he was announced as the new frontman of BBC car show Top Gear earlier this year.

Alongside rumours that producers had quit the show due to his “bad behaviour”, Chris was accused of not being able to “drive and talk” at the same time and was left red-faced when he was papped throwing up after going on a particularly speedy car ride.

As the weeks went on, Chris was accused of being the reason why production was repeatedly pushed back and when the show eventually launched in May it did not get off to a great start, with viewers taking to Twitter to slam Chris’ presenting skills.

In fact, viewers called for the Radio 2 DJ to be given the boot and he eventually saw his air time get cut down in favour of his co-host Matt LeBlanc before last night’s season finale saw viewing figures plummet to an all time low of less than two million.

So really it is no surprise that Chris has taken to Twitter to announce that he has stepped down as the host of the show, 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.

"Full steam ahead then with Radio 2, CarFest, Children In Need, 500 Words and whatever else we can dream up in the future.”

The news come after police confirmed that they were investigating Chris for “historical sexual assault”, which the star has previously denied.

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