Top Gear host Chris Evans has fallen to pressure and quit the popular motoring show after one season.
The popular BBC broadcaster made the announcement on Twitter overnight.
“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,” he wrote.
It was revealed over the weekend that police will interview him surrounding sexual assault allegations dated back to the 1990s and last week, Evans’ co-host Matt LeBlanc reportedly said he would throw in the towel on Top Gear if Evan didn’t leave first as he wasn’t a team player.
The move by Evans comes after another round of dismal ratings for the BBC motoring show as it failed to reach two million viewers across Britain, the worst performance in the programs 14-year history.
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– Written by Lyall Russell