Matt LeBlanc To Be New Top Gear Co-Presenter

Feb 4th 2016 | entertainment | Written by Will Jamieson

GOOD NEWS! The new Dacia Sandero, no, not that news! This news is even better: former Friends star Matt LeBlanc is to be one of the new presenters of Top Gear when it returns in May.

And on that bombshell...let's be honest, most of us have not warmed to the news that Chris Evans was to replace Jeremy Clarkson, and we are all a little bit skeptical if there is any life left in the old dog of a TV show!

But now Joey from Friends is on board, things are looking up! The US actor will be the show's first non-British host in its 39-year history.

"Matt's a lifelong fellow petrolhead and I'm thrilled he's joining Top Gear," said Chris Evans of his new co-presenter.

Additional Top Gear cast members will be confirmed shortly, the BBC said.

"As a car nut and a massive fan of Top Gear, I'm honoured and excited to be a part of this iconic show's new chapter," said LeBlanc. "What a thrill!"

"Acting out our craziest car notions on screen is a dream job and I know we'll both be debating some epic road trip ideas," continued Evans in a statement.

"We can't wait to share what we've been up to on screen later this year."

LeBlanc has twice appeared on Top Gear on its popular "star in a reasonably priced car" segment and holds the record for the fastest ever celebrity lap.


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