That crow needs some more salt
Chris Evans says he's quitting BBC's car show Top Gear for the good of the show.The show has struggled to draw an audience since it relaunched in May, with Evans and former Friends star
The revamped show, which airs in the USA on BBC America, attracted just 1.9 million viewers to its season finale Sunday — less than than half the 4.4 million who watched the show's return.
“I have never worked with a more committed and driven team than the team I have worked with over the last twelve months. I feel like my standing aside is the single best thing I can now do to help the cause," Evans said in a statement released Monday by BBC. "I remain a huge fan of the show, always have been, always will be."
He tweeted, "Gave it my best shot but sometimes that's not enough."
Mark Linsey, director of BBC Studios, says Evans believes that the remaining team will be able to "take the show forward and make it the hit we want it to be."
The show was rebooted following the departures of
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammondand James May. The trio will host a new car show on Amazon Prime.
"Chris is as funny as all three of them," LeBlanc told USA TODAY in May.