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Matt LeBlanc Joins The New Top Gear Team

One of the most loved characters of the Friends sitcom is heading over the Atlantic to join the new hosting panel of BBC’s Top Gear.

Those who know LeBlanc from the ’90s television show will not be aware that he is also a dedicated car fanatic. More importantly though, LeBlanc will be the first non-British host of the show in its 39-year history.

Joining LeBlanc on hosting duties will be renowned car collector, Chris Evans (no, not Captain America). In a BBC statement Evans said that “Matt’s a lifelong fellow petrolhead and I’m thrilled he’s joining Top Gear.”

LeBlanc also expressed his enthusiasm towards the new gig, saying that “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!”

The remaining Top Gear presenting team will be unveiled by BBC later down the track. Top Gear‘s former hosts Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond have moved over to their own show on Amazon.

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