Chris Evans Steps Down from 'Top Gear'
When Clarkson, Hammond, and May left Top Gear, the world couldn't wait to find out who would take their place. Clarkson's replacement came in the form of Chris Evans, and despite his best efforts, the man was not well-received and officially stepped down as host of the world's biggest motoring show on Monday. Evans broke the news on Twitter saying, "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." The rebooted show experienced a steady slide in ratings with much of the blame falling on Evan's shoulders. RELATED: See Images of the 2009 Top Gear Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust
Evans signed a three-year deal to host the show, but only six episodes were filmed for this first season. He chose to step down after they finished airing, leaving the remaining team of five presenters to carry on alone. According to Motor1, Evans is dealing with more than simply criticism for his performance on the show.
A UK newspaper reported on Sunday that Evans is facing historical sex assault allegations that are being reviewed by the Metropolitan Police. Evans has denied the claim and is continuing with his work outside of Top Gear. In a follow-up to his first tweet, Evans said, "Full steam ahead with Radio 2, CarFest, Children in Need, 500 Words and whatever else we can dream up in the future."
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