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Chris Evans quits Top Gear

Written by Daniel Kirby on 4th July 2016

Chris Evans has quit Top Gear just one day after the conclusion of the first series.

The series was fraught with controversy and criticism, with Evans facing allegations of bullying and misconduct, and more recently reports that co-presenter Matt LeBlanc had threatened to leave the show if Chris Evans did not step down.

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The show also saw a significant drop in ratings compared to the previous series, and the BBC will no doubt be hoping that refreshing the presenters will help restore a balance to the flagging show.

Current reports suggest that the remaining presenters will be returning for the next series, which is due to begin filming in September.