Is Matt LeBlanc hosting Top Gear now?

Chris Evans isn't being replaced on Top Gear, leaving Matt LeBlanc and The Stig in charge.
Chris Evans isn't being replaced on Top Gear, leaving Matt LeBlanc and The Stig in charge.

The BBC isn't looking to replace Chris Evans after his shock resignation as host of Top Gear.

Evans quit Top Gear this week after suffering weeks of abuse from viewers over his loud-mouthed presenting style, as well as falling ratings.


But The BBC has reportedly confirmed it isn't looking to replace Evans in the Top Gear presenting line-up.

That leaves Evans' co-hosts Matt LeBlanc taking on a bigger role to fill in the gap, along with The Stig and regular guest hosts Eddie Jordan, Chris Harris, Sabine Schmitz and Rory Reid, reports The Independent.

Evans' exit comes after weeks of falling ratings for the rebooted show, which saw him replace formers host Jeremy Clarkson.

Evans has also been criticised for his over-the-top antics on the show, which involves plenty of shouting.


Filming of the show's second season is set to start in September.

Evans is also reportedly being investigated over a historic sex assault claim.

- NZ Herald

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