It’s no secret that since Chris Evans was unveiled as the new face of Top Gear a few months back they’ve had a few teething problems.
They had bust-ups with the show’s bosses, issues with filming and revealed some very unknown co-hosts, but now it seems they’ve finally revealed some good news.
Former Friends star Matt LeBlanc will be one of the new presenters of Top Gear when the programme returns to BBC Two in May.
A self-confessed car fanatic, LeBlanc was the fastest-ever Star in a Reasonably Priced Car, famously setting an as-yet unbeaten lap time of 1m 42.1s.
The U.S. actor will be the shows first non-British host in its 39-year history.
Chris Evans said of his new Top Gear presenter:
Matt’s a lifelong fellow petrolhead 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 wait to share what we’ve been up to on screen later this year.
Additional Top Gear cast members will be confirmed shortly, but things are starting to look up for the new series…