Chris Evans has officially announced that he will be stepping down from his role as a presenter on Top Gear after just one season. Evans revealed the news on his official Twitter account, saying he’d given the show his “best shot but sometimes that’s not enough.”

Top Gear’s comeback season recently concluded its six-episode run, which saw not just subpar viewer figures, but also a bit of friction between its two main presenters – Evans and Matt LeBlanc. Additionally, The Sun UK reports that Evans’ diva-style behaviour had upset his team as well.

The Radio 2 host is also being investigated by the police for allegations of sexual assault. The Telegraph reports that Evans is accused of grabbing the breasts of a female colleague in the 1990s, an allegation strongly denies, describing it as a “witch hunt.”

Evans and company took over the reins of the popular BBC show following the departure of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. The former Top Gear trio have since moved on to their new new car show titled The Grand Tour, which is scheduled to debut on Amazon Prime this autumn.

With Evans’ departure, it’s up to the show’s remaining cast members – LeBlanc, Chris Harris, Rory Reid, Sabine Schmitz, Eddie Jordan and the The Stig to bring the show forward. Judging by the praise Harris, LeBlanc and Reid have received throughout the relaunched season, it appears that Top Gear will do fine for its next season without Evans. Who do you think would be a good replacement for Evans?

On a separate and funnier note, Clarkson had given Evans some tips on the Top Gear presenting style before, while they drove around London in a LaFerrari.