Surprise! Matt LeBlanc to co-host BBC’s new Top Gear

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Matt LeBlanc has been announced as a co-host of BBC’s revamps Top Gear.

Best known for his role as “Joey” in the hit Friends sitcom, LeBlanc will join Chris Evans in hosting what was once the most watched motoring show on the planet.

The American star is no stranger to Top Gear, having appeared as a guest in the ‘Star in a reasonably priced car’ segment of the show. He lapped the Dunsfold Aerodrome in 1 minute 42.1 seconds, making him the leader on the board. He also presented the “Top Gear: The Races” standalone spin-off.

LeBlanc is the first non-British host in Top Gear’s entire 39-year history. The BBC also announced other cast members will be revealed in the near future. It has been reported that Chris Harris and Sabine Schmitz will also join the team, along with former Formula 1 driver, David Coulthard.

As for the original Top Gear trio, they are preparing for their new show to be aired online on Amazon Prime. It will initially have three seasons, with 12 episodes each.

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