Chris Evans is out! Regarding the latest development in the new Top Gear saga, the Radio 2 host has left the show. He announced this a while back on Twitter ending a very short stint presenting the world’s most watched motoring show.
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.
— Chris Evans (@achrisevans) July 4, 2016
This is what Chris Evans said in a statement following the announcement- “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.”
via- Top Gear
Jun 20, 2016
We will see less of Chris Evans and more of the other Chris in the coming episodes of Top Gear. Evans who replaced Jeremy Clarkson as the lead presenter on Top Gear will take a “less prominent role”.
Top Gear’s appreciation index (AI) dropped to 60/100 from 82.
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Top Gear lost millions of viewers in the opening two weeks of the series. Viewers were particularly critical about Evans and Matt LeBlanc to a certain extent.
That said, Chris Harris and Rory Reid made their debut on the main show last week and their films received positive reviews from the fans. Despite the great show put up by the two Youtube sensations, Top Gear still lost about half a million viewers.
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The duo were earlier assigned to the online spin-off Extra Gear but their appearance on the main show was welcomed and fans have asked for more on various social media channels. Since then, Rory Reid has confirmed his presence on the main show.
Thank you 😊 I’m here all series now https://t.co/VOBkrXXXJh
— Rory Reid (@MrRoryReid) June 13, 2016
Source: The Telegraph