Chris Evans' Week Has Just Gone From Bad To Worse
Are you having a bad week? Don't worry, mate. It could be worse! You could be Chris Evans.
He's left Top Gear, he's been accused of historical sexual assault allegations, a separate claim has come out that he flashed to someone daily for two years and now...yes...there's more...it appears plans to bring back TFI Friday have been shelved.
Regarding the sexual assault allegations, according to The Sun, he will be questioned by London's Metropolitan Police over the complaint which was made by a former colleague who worked with him on Channel 4's The Big Breakfast.
And onto Top Gear. Taking on the gig was inadvisable from the very beginning. Hoards of Clarkson fans were ready to hate anyone who dared to jump into the shoes of their fallen hero. And that's despite the fact that he LITERALLY punched a member of staff in the face. Even though he was caught up in shitstorm after shitstorm, it's incredible that the prevailing thought is: 'Fuck the BBC! They should have kept Clarkson!'.
I'm sure there were countless meetings where they attempted to find any way to keep him. At the end of the day, he's a big name. However, they couldn't. Keeping on someone who's proven to have physically abused a member of staff goes against everything the company stands for.
The fact that producer, Oisin Tymon, (who was the victim, remember) received death threats makes me weep for our country.
Anyway, the point being when you put in someone as unlikable as Evans to replace Clarkson, it's a recipe for disaster.
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It was only a matter of time before he finally gave up. If you had thousands of people criticising everything you do week in week out, you'd probably give up a lot sooner. To be fair, he stuck in there quite well.
And now the 50-year-old presenter has allegedly been told that his show, TFI Friday, is not being recommissioned. A source told The Mirror: "It's not great news for Chris after losing Top Gear, but there isn't the appetite to bring back TFI again.
"Chris is seen as a nightmare to deal with and I don't think they want the hassle that comes with it."
Jesus fucking Christ. If anyone invents a time machine, someone pass it over to Chris Evans. He needs to go back to the day that he signed the Top Gear contract and punch himself in the face. Hey, if Clarkson can, why can't he?
Words by Mel Ramsay
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