“How you doin’?”
BBC Two has announced that the “Friends” star Matt LeBlanc aka Joey Tribbiani will return as host of “Top Gear” for 2 more seasons. He is the first non-British host in the car show’s 39-year history.
The comedian will be joined by Chris Harris and Rory Reid, with regular appearances from Eddie Jordan, Sabine Schmitz, and The Stig. According to The Sun, LeBlanc’s deal is worth USD2.5 million. Wow!
He was one of 2 hosts when “Top Gear” was relaunched in May after the loss of its longstanding team of presenters. His co-host, Chris Evans, quit in July.
“Matt was hugely popular with ‘Top Gear’ viewers last series with his humour, warmth and obvious passion for cars and for the show, so I couldn’t be more delighted that he’s agreed to come back and do more for us,” said BBC Studios Director Mark Linsey.
Executive produced by Clare Pizey and edited by Alex Renton, “Top Gear” series 24 returns to BBC Two next year. In other news, Matt LeBlanc stars as Adam Burn in CBS’ upcoming sitcom, “A Man With A Plan”, is slated for release on 24th October.