10/07/2016 09:23 BST | Updated 11/07/2016 11:23 BST

'Top Gear': Chris Evans Throws Support Behind Co-Host Matt LeBlanc

'He is the captain Top Gear truly needs going forward.'

Chris Evans has offered his support to ‘Top Gear’ co-host Matt LeBlanc, admitting he is the right person to lead the show following his exit. 

The BBC Radio 2 DJ quit the motoring series last week, after its reboot received poor reviews and falling ratings. 

Chris Evans quit 'Top Gear' last week
Chris is backing his co-host Matt LeBlanc to front the show alone

The BBC have confirmed Matt will become the show’s main host when filming on the new series begins in September, with Rory Reid, Chris Harris, Sabine Schmitz and Eddie Jordan continuing in their supporting roles. 

Chris also described working on ‘Top Gear’ as an “honour, privilege and a pleasure”, and admitted he was “entirely sad” to leave. 

“I promise, I really did try to make the best show I possibly could,” he wrote. 

“Some things, however, simply don’t work out. It seems I may well have been a square peg in a round hole.”

“I think the phrase is ‘not meant to be.”

It seems I may well have been a square peg in a round hole. Chris Evans
Chris Evans' reboot of the show was not a success

The Telegraph has claimed that a planned Christmas special of the show will be scrapped ahead of the show’s return in 2017.

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