Who saw that coming?
Now this is what you call a curve ball. Forget Chris Harris and Sabine Schmitz (although they still may have some part to play), the new Top gear host is Matt LeBlanc! Joey from Friends as most people will call him when asked “who the hell is Matt LeBlanc?” will team up with Chris Evans when the new series kicks off in May. Having appeared as a guest on the show twice, and holding the quickest time for a ‘Star in a Reasonably Price Car’ clocking a time of 1m 42.1s in a Kia cee’d (think Forte), LeBlanc (“How you doin?”) is no stranger to the show.
Commenting on his appointment, Evans said “Matt’s a lifelong fellow petrolhead and I’m thrilled he’s joining Top Gear. 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. We can’t wait to share what we’ve been up to on screen later this year.”
LeBlanc is clearly ecstatic about the news too “As a car nut and a massive fan of Top Gear, I’m honored and excited to be a part of this iconic show’s new chapter. What a thrill!” We think this is a brilliant decision and can’t wait to see who else will join the show. Thankfully, we won’t have to wait too long. “We’ll have more news on additional Top Gear cast members shortly…” On that bombshell!