Chris Evans has announced he is stepping down from presenting Top Gear after one series.He tweeted: “Stepping down from Top Gear. Gave it my best shot but sometimes that’s not enough. I feel like my standing aside is the single best thing I can now do to help the cause.
His resignation comes after falling ratings for the show – which hit a series low on Sunday night, with an average of 1.9 million viewers.
Evans joined the series after the departure of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. He has fronted six episodes of the latest series together with former Friends actor Matt LeBlanc.
He said he would continue with his other BBC commitments, including presenting the BBC Radio 2 breakfast show. “Full steam ahead then with Radio 2, CarFest, Children In Need, 500 Words and whatever else we can dream up in the future,” he said.