Matt LeBlanc Signs New Deal To Host Top Gear

Matt LeBlanc has signed a new deal with the BBC to host the next two series of Top Gear.

The actor will be joined by Chris Harris and Rory Reid with regular appearances from Eddie Jordan, Sabine Schmitz and The Stig.

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Earlier this year LeBlanc’s co-host Chris Evans stepped down from presenting the motoring show after one series.

“I am thrilled Matt LeBlanc is returning to Top Gear.” BBC2 editor Patrick Holland told BBC News. “He’s a huge talent whose love of cars is infectious.”

“I can’t wait for the series to return to BBC Two next year.”

Last month, Matt was unsure of his future on the popular Sunday night show, having signed on to star in US sitcom, Man With Plan.

“I’m not sure what’s happening with Top Gear just yet. But this (Man with Plan) is my priority,” he said at the time.

Although his first series hosting the show was met with poor reviews and struggled in the ratings, audiences warmed to the Friends actor, who will no doubt be happy to hear the news of his return.

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Written by Philip Logan

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