Chris Evans quits ‘Top Gear’

Evans broke the news on Twitter, adding that he ‘gave it his best but sometimes that’s not enough.’

FILE: Chris Evans speaks onstage during the 'Top Gear' panel as part of the BBC America portion of This is Cable 2016 Television Critics Association Winter Tour at Langham Hotel on January 8, 2016 in Pasadena, California. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - Chris Evans has announced his departure from British motoring show _ Top Gear_after only one series.

Evans broke the news on Twitter this afternoon, adding that he "gave it his best but sometimes that's not enough."

He presented the show alongside former Friends star Matt LeBlanc; replacing Jeremy Clarkson who was dropped by the BBC last year after he hit and verbally abused a producer.

In a follow-up tweet, Evans gave a glimpse of what his future outside _Top Gear _looks like.

Full steam ahead then with Radio 2, CarFest, Children In Need, 500 Words and whatever else we can dream up in the future.

BBC has quoted him as saying, "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."