A friend of Chris Evans has revealed why they think the presenter quit Top Gear this week.
The unnamed friend of the, now former, presenter said they are ‘not surprised’ he jacked in the job after Evans received constant criticism of his style on the BBC show.
The source told the Daily Telegraph that he was expecting the news, and that Evans just got fed up of it:
Every single day he’s been accused of something else. In the end you just think ‘fuck off’.
If the show had done better in the ratings, perhaps the battering would have been less fierce. Who knows.
Evans came under fire pretty much as soon as the show hit screens as critics slammed the revamp and ratings nosedived.
As the series progressed, the BBC star featured less and less in the series, with the editors opting to bring his co-presenters Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris and Rory Reid centre-stage, reports the Huffington Post.
The series ended with a dismal 1.9 million viewers for the final episode and various sources close to the show claim Evans had little choice but to jump before he was pushed.
Evans announced his departure with a tweet saying: “I gave it my best shot, but sometimes that’s not enough.”
The RadioTimes has revealed the BBC have no plan to replace Evans, but want to develop the roles of the current team.
By the time the next series comes out, The Grand Tour will have hit Amazon Prime – let’s see how that goes…