'Ask me about Egypt or politics [not Top Gear]'
Rumours of the motoring programme being shown on ITV have also been dismissed
After losing Bake Off's Paul Hollywood to Channel 4, the Beeb was reportedly keen not to lose more talent
Channel 4's acquisition of the bakery programme has left the BBC in a "panic"
Though the official word from the BBC is - "don't expect further changes to the line-up"
'I would say his pungent, transgressive, slightly out-of-control talent was something the BBC could ill afford to lose'
The actor was promoting his new sitcom Man with a Plan, which he said was his 'priority'
The first episode was filmed in South Africa
'We've done it hundreds of times. It should be easy. I should be relaxed'
Evans has since left the show after ratings plummeted to an all-time low over the course of the series
The Top Gear presenter/F1 commentator chats Evans, Clarkson, Hodgson and Johnson and why he’s the last man you should ask to record you EastEnders
LeBlanc has proved popular on the show, along with guests hosts Rory Reid, Chris Harris, Sabine Schmitz and Eddie Jordan
Evans announced his decision to step down a day ago
We would like to suggest another candidate for the role – the actor and comedian Steve Coogan
Evans has announced he will be stepping down as presenter of Top Gear