Chris Evans quits Top Gear after just six shows

Chris Evans today said he was 'stepping down from Top Gear' adding: 'Gave it my best shot but sometimes that's not enough. The team are beyond brilliant, I wish them all the best.'

Patrick Dempsey and The Stig on Top Gear as the programme's audience fell to a new low of fewer than two million viewers as the new series stalled again in the ratings.

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