Top Gear's return to the 1990s talent mine continues, with new key presenter and reformed TV lad Chris Evans set to be joined by one of the planet's most famous men -- former Friends star Matt LeBlanc.
Or, as the BBC describes him, "Golden Globe-winning star of the popular BBC comedy Episodes" Matt LeBlanc. Whatever way you put it and remember him for, it's Matt LeBlanc. The world's Matt LeBlanc. Doing Top Gear. It's going to be one of the weirdest television events of the year, that's for sure, when it eventually returns to air.
Chris Evans said of Matt's switch to the world of serious* motoring journalism: "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's been on Top Gear before, smashing the competition in the reasonably priced car, with his lap record still standing today -- unless Evans has reset the leaderboard or replaced the challenge with flying drones transporting jelly through burning hoops. [BBC]