On Friday afternoon it was announced that Chris will depart ‘The One Show’, in order to focus on rebooting the motoring show.
At the close of Friday’s episode, Chris decided to utter the line, “And on that bombshell…”, before giggling and covering his mouth.
Chris’s joke didn’t go down too well with ‘Top Gear’ fans, and of course, plenty of them took to Twitter:
"and on that bombshell..oh wrong show" not funny Chris Evans. Get your own lines 👊— UberHaxorLucy (@LucyLunaSaundz) June 19, 2015
Chris Evans just said 'and on that bombshell' on the 1 show my life is over😑— Sam Dobson (@samdobson21) June 19, 2015
Chris Evans using @JeremyClarkson 's 'on that bombshell' line to close the one show just isn't right.— James (@JamesRhys97) June 19, 2015
Chris Evans has just used Jeremy Clarkson's "on that bombshell" line and it is safe to say I am not impressed— Lord Commander (@Jade_vs_food) June 19, 2015
Since being announced as the show’s new host, Chris hasn’t exactly endeared himself to fans.
So far, he’s promised a female host (which we’re all for), only for the BBC to deny that the new line-up will definitely include a woman, suggested adding more motorbikes, and started something of a feud with Jeremy.
The hunt for two more hosts is currently on-going, and in an interesting twist, members of the public will be able to put themselves up for the job.
But what other celebs could be in the running for the role? Check out all the likely candidates below...