Chris Evans dedicates his Radio 2 show to the Top Gear crew


Former Top Gear host Chris Evans has dedicated his morning radio show to his ex-colleagues, advising them to "move on" without him.

The Radio 2 DJ announced on Monday that he was stepping down from the programme after just one series, leaving Friends star Matt LeBlanc in charge.

Matt LeBlanc and Chris Evans (BBC/PA)

Speaking to listeners of his Radio Two this morning show he said: "Today's show is dedicated to all the Top Gear gang. And today's show is entitled 'Breathe in, breathe out, move on'."

In a tweet on Monday, Chris said that he was stepping aside saying he had given it his best shot but "sometimes that's not enough".

He praised the team behind the multi-million pound programme, which is the BBC's biggest earner.