10:53 05 February 2016
Matt LeBlanc is to join Top Gear as one of the show’s co-presenters. The former Friends star will be the show’s first non-British host in its 39-year history.
Other cast members are yet to be revealed.
Chris Evans said: "Matt's a lifelong fellow petrolhead and I'm thrilled he's joining Top Gear.”
Meanwhile, LeBlanc said that he’s thrilled. "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.”
The 48-year-old who is best known for his role as Joey Tribbiani in Friends, has appeared twice on the show’s “star in a reasonably priced car” segment.
However, Steve Berry, one of the co-presenters of the show in the 1990s said that LeBlanc was “an odd choice.”
"It does seem odd that the BBC will use an actor in a factual entertainment show,"
"When Jeremy Clarkson gives you an opinion you can respect it," he went on. "When an actor says that line, does it have that authority?"