CONGRATS!‘Friends’ Star Matt LeBlanc Named New Co-Host of Britain’s ‘Top Gear’
Matt LeBlanc has an exciting new gig!
The 48-year-old former Friends star has been named the latest co-host of the British TV show Top Gear, BBC announced on Thursday, Feb. 4.
Official: @achrisevans reveals @Matt_LeBlanc as new #TopGear presenter https://t.co/A7qNYqQrol pic.twitter.com/jRqgwSjZhl
— Top Gear (@BBC_TopGear) February 4, 2016
Matt will be the series' first American host in its 39-year history. The hit show — which premiered in 2002 — is a factual television program about motor vehicles, primarily cars.
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"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," Matt said in a statement. "What a thrill!" The actor will work beside English TV star Chris Evans, who joined the program as a co-host in June 2015.