Matt LeBlanc confirmed as new Top Gear presenter

Friends star Matt LeBlanc has been confirmed as one of the new hosts of the TV car series Top Gear.

Host Chris Evans unveiled the news on Twitter, posting a picture of himself alongside LeBlanc and The Stig.

The new version of the long-running show is due to go to air in May.


“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. What a thrill!” LeBlanc said.

Evans said LeBlanc, who is best known for his role as goofy lothario Joey in Friends, is a “lifelong petrolhead”.

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“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,” Evans said.

It’s not LeBlanc’s first time on the show, he first appeared on the original version back in 2012 for the ‘star in a reasonably-priced car’ segment.

The actor revealed he was a massive fan of cars and went on to set the fastest time ever.

According to the official Top Gear website, he set an unbeaten lap time of 1m 42.1s in a Kia cee’d.