'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'
Over two million people watched this season's opener
He says the show has been 'unrecognisable' since the old team left
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
'He is the captain Top Gear truly needs going forward, the perfect torso for the rest of TG's limbs'
Evans said of his departure: 'Gave it my best shot but sometimes that's not enough'
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
If Harris, Reid, and Schmitz are given more screen time, next season could be great
Chris Evans has resigned. FACT.
Evans has come under criticism for being 'shouty' and 'patronising'
The show has now lost more than half of its audience since its series premiere, which attracted 4.3m viewers
'Our version is much, much better and will ultimately be more successful'
'It is a lot of fun. I was a big fan of it before and then I went on it to promote Episodes and did a good time in the car. I set the record'