‘Joey’ joins ‘Top Gear’

2016-02-09 06:00
PHOTO: sourced Former ‘Friends’ star, Matt LeBlanc joins ‘Top Gear’.

PHOTO: sourced Former ‘Friends’ star, Matt LeBlanc joins ‘Top Gear’.

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US television actor Matt LeBlanc was unveiled last week as the new co-presenter of the BBC’s revamped Top Gear motoring show, joining main host Chris Evans.

The 48-year-old Friends star is the first non-British host in the four-decade history of the show, being relaunched after host Jeremy Clarkson was dropped last year for punching a producer.

LeBlanc holds the record for the programme’s Star in a Reasonably Priced Car segment, in which he has twice appeared.

LeBlanc said after his appointment: “As a car nut and a massive fan of Top Gear, I’m honoured and excited to be a part of this iconic show’s new chapter.”

“What a thrill,” added the actor, who played Joey Tribbiani on Friends, which ended 12 years ago, but whose cast members will reunite for a one-off special.

British broadcaster Evans, named last year to front the revamped show to be broadcast from May, added: “Matt’s a lifelong fellow petrol-head 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.” - Wheels24.

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