The BBC has confirmed that Friends actor Matt LeBlanc will join Chris Evans as a Top Gear presenter.
LeBlanc appeared on the show in May 2012 when he set an as-yet unbeaten lap time of 1m 42.1s in the Kia cee’d, saying the trick to getting round fast is to just not “use the brake as much”.
He will join Chris Evans when the new series premieres in May.
“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,” said Matt on the BBC website. “What a thrill!”
Chris Evans said of his new TG 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,” he added.