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BBC's £5M Top Gear and Radio presenter Quits Motoring show ,why the BBC lost its relevancy



Chris Evans has quit the role of presenting and producing Top Gear for BBC worldwide.


Chris Evans was set to become the BBC’s highest-paid star, earning as much as £5m over the next three years for presenting Top Gear and his hit Radio 2 breakfast show.

He was to top a small group of high earners at the BBC understood to include TV presenters Graham Norton, Gary Lineker and Fiona Bruce. Jeremy Clarkson was in that elite group until being dropped by the BBC from Top Gear following an attack on a producer.

Evans’s three-year contract to lead Top Gear was thought to be worth at least £1m a year. As well as presenting the show he was also executive producer , and was said to have negotiated a “hefty production fee”.


Chris Evans was paid more than former Friends star Matt Le Blanc , friction between the two existed during production.The public have also slated Evans for trying to copy Jeremy Clarkson and preferred Le Blancs presenting style.
 

The last time Evans tried to combine a weekly TV show with a daily breakfast show was at Radio 1 over twenty years ago , which culminated in him asking to take Fridays off to work on Channel 4’s TFI Friday.

Ratings Failure 



The last screening drew average of 1.9m viewers - 8.7% of the share and fewer than any Jeremy Clarkson show .

BBC has been accused of burying Chris Evans bullying allegations made against the presenter six months ago

Earlier this month Evans found himself at the centre of claims he has bullied co-workers and allegedly reduced one female producer on his Radio 2 show to tears.

Evans said he’s “never been a bully" but now the 50-year-old presenter and the corporation have been hit with new claims of a cover-up.

Former Top Gear executive producer Lisa Clark - who has since quit the show - left a paper trail of allegations, according to Heat Street.

A source close to the show told the site: “Late last year she challenged Chris Evans in a meeting in front of some BBC executives.

“Evans did not like being criticised and let’s just say he made that very clear to Lisa. Pretty soon afterwards, Lisa left the BBC.”

It is also alleged that senior managers were told about Clark’s claims about the Radio 2 breakfast show host.

The BBC producer who replaced Ms Clark – Clare Pizey – also has a “protective” clause written into her contract which guarantees at least one other person attends all Top Gear meetings between herself and Evans, according to the site.

It is claimed that before Clark left the BBC she sent at least one email with her concerns about the presenter, making it clear that she felt she had been treated badly by him.

However a source close to the show hit out at the latest claims.

"The media can be so misogynist that they say a senior female producer has it in her contract that she cannot be alone with Chris.

"It is as outrageous about her, as it is false about the implication about Chris."



Bob Shennan [pictured left]  Total remuneration: £244,565 and [right] Radio 2 controller Bob Shennan Total remuneration: £292,800 


Following the initial claims, Radio 2 controller Bob Shennan and BBC Studios director Mark Linsey both in the highest paid BBC executives top 300 list took the unusual step of defending Evans.

Shennan and Linsey said in a statement: “The assertion that Chris Evans’ behaviour at Radio 2 since beginning work at Top Gear has been in any way below BBC acceptable levels is completely untrue.”

During fiming of the failing viewing figures TOP GearEvans and Top Gear in hot water following the utterly disgraceful Cenotaph stunt .

Evans’ pals also believe this is all part of a “vindictive witch hunt” aimed at ruining his BBC career.

They believe it’s a smear campaign aimed at damaging him and the new revamped motoring series, which hits screens later this month.

“Now people who haven’t worked with Chris for 15 years are making allegations to stand up false claims.

"Some of these are people haven’t spoken a word to Chris in nearly 20 years.”

Heat Street reported that it had previously attempted to get a response from the BBC but a spokesman said: “We are not commenting on this.”



Meanwhile, police confirmed they are investigating alleged sexual assault claims against Evans

Chris Evans faces a police probe after a complaint of a sexual nature 

Relevancy 

Today shows like Top gear are imitated two and penny, by online by vloggers on platforms such as you tube.


The rise of low production costs [ HD low cost digital cameras editing software etc ] and not paying for celebrity presenters, is on the rise with public preferring reality you only have to look at the like of TOWIE made is Chelsea real house wifes etc.

OK Maybe not to everyone's liking but you catch my drift.This type of production does not need 100 people to produce 30 mins of broadcast content, you only have to look the rolling credits on many BEEB shows to work out that many have a ensemble larger than Bertram Mills and co. 

The New generation have huge followings via the rise of social media in the last decade. [See below videos ]

Chris Evans and BBC management Harp on about witch hunts , don't expect back lash from publicly funded company, whose licence fee paying viewers money : who you [BBC] are dishing out pounds willy-nilly to all and sundry.

The British news papers complain. because you hog the news media on every level ,ok your a news gatherer ,get it, though news has become a non viable business in any sense locally or on a UK national level or local level.

The BBC still believes in paying huge salaries for  "Talent " when  in reality is there are so many really talented people out there, who never get a chance because of BBC philosophy,  giving  out commissioning contracts to their close circle of friends.



The new Gen of motoring stars who cost a lot less than Chris Evans and a fraction of producing top gear ,watch out amazon & co .. ! 


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