We realize this piece of news isn’t directly related to General Motors, but some of our (and quite possible your) favorite performance machines from The General have found their way on the motoring program.
And everyones’ once favorite motoring program, Top Gear, has decided it will not seek a replacement for Chris Evans, the most controversial of the show’s new lineup of hosts. Evans was originally brought on as the first of many new faces, but after disagreements with other hosts, notably Matt LeBlanc, poor ratings and now a sexual assault investigation, the BBC has decided not to seek a replacement for Evans.
According to the UK’s Evening Standard, a BBC spokesperson said the following:
Amid speculation over who could pick up the reins, a BBC spokeswoman said on Monday night the next series of Top Gear was unlikely to see any changes to the current line-up.
We have no immediate plans to replace Chris Evans and do not expect to do so going forward. “Series 24 starts filming in September.
Evans tendered his resignation via Twitter yesterday, stating he “gave it [his] best shot.”
The show will move forward with its current lineup of hosts, while Evans comes into the spotlight for worse reasons: an investigation has been opened by local authorities over an alleged sexual assault case.