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Matt LeBlanc in 'Top Gear' Host Appointment


The BBC's revamped Jeremy Clarkson-less Top Gear is taking shape, now having recruited the services of former Friends star Matt LeBlanc. The actor will become co-host of the U.K. public broadcaster's flagship motoring series, due to begin airing in May, alongside British TV and radio personality Chris Evans, who was announced last year. "Matt's a lifelong fellow petrolhead and I'm thrilled he's joining Top Gear," said Evans of his new co-host, who becomes the first non-Brit to take the wheel of the show in its 39-year history. "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." "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," said LeBlanc, who has twice been a guest on the program. "What a thrill!”

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