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'Friends' Star Matt LeBlanc To Co-Host New 'Top Gear'

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Despite the fact that Top Gear will likely never be the show it was only a few years ago, BBC is still working to try and salvage the show while it still can. The network announced Chris Evans as a host last year, but now, it has attached another big name to the show.

It seems as though Matt LeBlanc will be joining Evans and the Stig, as well as other possible presenters once the show does finally relaunch.

LeBlanc is obviously best known for his role as Joey Tribbiani on Friends, however, some might know that he's also a car enthusiast who has appeared on Top Gear in the past. When he appeared on the show, he showed that he's no amateur driver. In fact, when he got behind the wheel, he beat the record for the "Star in a Reasonably Priced Car" segment.

Casting LeBlanc will definitely have an effect on the show and how it runs, and he will set a different tone for it. As noted in some reports, the previous Top Gear trio was comprised of auto journalists who also ended up being great television hosts. LeBlanc is a TV and movie star who also happens to be into cars.

Of course, there are other auto celebrities also expected, or at least rumored to also make an appearance on the show. The BBC says that there will be more announcements about "additional cast members soon," and there have been reports that auto expert Sabine Schmitz, as well as auto journalist Chris Harris will also make appearances on the show.

It will be interesting to see how the show turns out. However, many may migrate to the new show that ex-Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are developing for Amazon.

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