Friends actor Matt LeBlanc has today been revealed by the BBC as one of the new presenters of Top Gear.
LeBlanc’s appointment marks the first time the show has ever had a non-British host in its 39-year history.
The new series, with a totally revamped look and presenter line up will hit BBC Two and TV screens everywhere this May.
In a BBC press release, Chris Evans said of his new Top Gear 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.”
Matt should also already a familiar face to Top Gear viewers, having been a two-time guest on the show and the fastest celebrity to date around the Top Gear track in its reasonably priced car.
LeBlanc also presented the recent standalone spin-off Top Gear: The Races, where he led fans through some of the most memorable racing moments from the previous 22 series.
Matt LeBlanc commented: “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!”
Top Gear returns this Spring on BBC Two.