(Charley Gallay/Getty Images)
Posted Feb 4 2016 — 8:04 AM EST
Matt LeBlanc is set to join Chris Evans in hosting a new Top Gear when it earnings May 8.
According to a BBC release, LeBlanc’s appointment outlines a initial time that a array has had a non-British horde in a 39-year histoy. However, the former Friends actor is no foreigner to a BBC: he also stars in Episodes, a British-American sitcom that front on BBC Two in a U.K. and on Showtime in a U.S., and LeBlanc has even twice seemed on Top Gear. Appearing in a series’ Star in a Reasonably Fast Car segment, LeBlanc binds a record for fastest path time.
“As a automobile bulb and a large fan of Top Gear, I’m celebrated and vehement to be a partial of this iconic show’s new chapter,” pronounced LeBlanc in a statement. “What a thrill!”
WANT MORE EW? Subscribe now to keep adult with a latest in movies, television, and music.
Added his co-presenter, Evans (not to be confused with Captain America): “Matt’s a lifelong associate petrolhead and I’m anxious he’s fasten Top Gear. Acting out a craziest automobile notions on shade is a dream pursuit and we know we’ll both be debating some epic highway outing ideas. We can’t wait to share what we’ve been adult to on shade after this year.”
The dear array strike a speedbump final Mar when longtime horde Jeremy Clarkson was dangling following an purported “fracas” that occurred between himself and a producer. Following an internal investigation, it was motionless that the BBC would not replenish his contract. His co-hosts, James May and Richard Hammond, quit out of solidarity, and Evans was announced as one of a new hosts last June. However, a contingent — who had been presenting a array together for 13 years — will reunite in a new array for Amazon Prime. Not nonetheless titled, it will entrance on a streaming use someday this year.
Article source: http://www.ew.com/article/2016/02/04/top-gear-matt-leblanc-host