Fans react to news of Chris Evans' departure from Top Gear


Chris Evans has announced he is stepping down from Top Gear after the revamped series failed to attract viewers.

Despite his sensational resignation, the TV and radio host confirmed he'd be continuing with his work commitments to the BBC, including Radio 2 and Children in Need.

Evans may have only landed the role a little over a year ago, but some fans didn't seem too concerned he wasn't returning to the driving seat for another series.

Others commended the 50-year-old on his efforts to revive the show after it lost original hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, noting the trio were a tough act to follow.

There were some that admitted to enjoying Evans' performance on Top Gear, despite the series audience falling to a new low with fewer than two million viewers tuning in for the finale.

Evans wasn't the only one to sensationally quit his role on Monday - Nigel Farage announced his resignation as leader of Ukip too (again). Cue the humorous job swap suggestions from fans who joked about the pair switching job titles, a move which we truly hope we'll never have to witness.