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'Top Gear' Bosses 'Won't Replace Chris Evans For Series 2'

The presenter sensationally quit on Monday.

04/07/2016 23:26 | Updated 05 July 2016

The BBC has seemingly learned from previous mistakes, and has confirmed it won't be seeking to replace Chris Evans in the high=profile role of lead 'Top Gear' presenter.

Chris sensationally quit his post on Monday, following dismal ratings for the finale of the first series with him at the helm, leaving fans wondering who the BBC will recruit next to follow in the footsteps of Clarkson and co.

The answer, seemingly, is no one.  The BBC confirmed on Monday: "Series 24 starts filming in September and we plan to continue with no changes to the current line up.

"Top Gear is an ensemble piece in terms of presenters and will continue to be so. Chris made the decision to leave on his own."

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The whole 'Top Gear' team will be back, minus Chris, the BBC has confirmed

 

This move means higher profile roles for the rest of the line up, presumably with the ever-blossoming Matt LeBlanc being given centre stage. Other presenters who've fared well in this unmemorable series are motoring journalist Chris Harris, and TV presenter Rory Reid, as well as racing driver Sabine Schmitz and Formula One veteran Eddie Jordan. 

Chris departed the show far more graciously than he had hitherto addressed critics of the his presenting style. He said: 

"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. 

"I remain a huge fan of the show, always have been, always will be. I will continue to focus on my radio show and the allied events that it encompasses."

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