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Exit: Chris Evans

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Exit: Chris Evans

Chris Evans is quitting The One Show to concentrate on the revamped version of Top Gear.

The broadcaster, who hosts the Friday edition of the magazine show, will leave on July 10.

The news comes after the man he is replacing on Top Gear, Jeremy Clarkson, claimed he was offered a sensational return to the hit show.

Clarkson (55), axed in March for punching producer Oisin Tymon in a row over a steak dinner, told The Sun he met an unnamed BBC executive last week before Evans (49) was unveiled as the new host.

But he said that he turned it down because of what had happened since he left, including being compared to Jimmy Savile by "someone from the BBC".

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