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Top Gear announce Matt LeBlanc as new host

05 Feb 2016 Car Style

Top Gear announce Matt LeBlanc as new host

Matt LeBlanc is no longer stuck in second gear as he joins the Top Gear team as a new host.

Hold on to your steering wheels, ladies and gents, because we’ve got some big news… BBC has revealed Joey Tribbiani Matt LeBlanc will join Chris Evans as a new host on Top Gear.

The former Friends star will be changing things up in more ways than one. Aside from the addition of a bit of eye candy to the popular motoring TV series, it brings a brilliant clash of accents – LeBlanc is the first non-British host in the show’s history.

This isn’t LeBlanc’s first stint on the fast paced show, having appeared as a guest twice before and also as the presenter of the Top Gear: The Races spin-off.

The self-confessed petrol head also holds a significant Top Gear record as the fastest celebrity Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

“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 also commented on his new Top Gear co-driver, “Matt’s a lifelong fellow petrol-head 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 help but wonder if this appointment is BBC’s attempt to make Top Gear a more attractive viewing choice for women? Either way, the addition of words “gas”, “trunk”, and hopefully a few of the famous “how you doin’?” is enough to get us tuning in.