The new iteration of the BBC Top Gear auto show is shaping up as an interesting program thanks to the surprise addition of known actor Matt LeBlanc as one of the co-hosts.
LeBlanc is well known for his hit role “Joey” in the fan-favorite “Friends” sitcom and he has been announced to be the co-host of the new Top Gear alongside Chris Evans – the new season will start in May. By the way, this will not be LeBlanc’s first apparition on the hit Top gear show if we remember he’s the fastest Star in a Reasonably Priced Car. Manhandling the Kia cee’d he lapped the test track at Dunsfold Aerodrome in Surrey in 1 minute and 42.1 seconds – and that wasn’t even his lonely apparition as he was the presenter of the “Top Gear: The Races” standalone spin-off.
What’s odd for the BBC show is that for the first time in Top Gear’s long, 39-year history, one of the hosts is not of British origin. BBC also made an announcement that alongside Evans and LeBlanc other cast members will be appearing – with their identities to be revealed in the not too distant future. The word flying around the rumor mill has both Chris Harris and Sabine Schmitz joining, alongside former Formula 1 driver David Coulthard.
On the other hand, if you’re also fans of the old TG trio – Clarkson, May and Hammond – we can tell you they’re on their merry way towards wrapping up the shooting for their Amazon show that will have at least three seasons of 12 episodes each, with online airing starting this fall.