BBC Gives £2m to Matt LeBlanc for New Top Gear Deal

By James O Malley on at

It appears to be official - Matt LeBlanc will be fronting the next series of Top Gear and getting paid handsomely for it, if reports are to be believed.

According to The Sun, the former Friend has been offered £2m for a two year deal, as the BBC are now bricking it (paraphrasing), following the loss of its other crown jewel, Bake Off, to Channel 4.

That's enough money to buy a BMW i8 for every single member of the Leicester City team, if LeBlanc is feeling generous.

According to the paper, the rest of the presenters - including Rory Reid and Chris Harris, who were particularly well received - will be back for the next series too, apart from Chris Evans who famously quit after everyone decided he was rubbish.

While no timeline has been announced on when Top Gear will get going again, we presume it'll be around May next year, as with this year - given that at the moment LeBlanc is in LA filming a sitcom.

Meanwhile Amazon's The Grand Tour, which stars erstwhile TG hosts Clarkson, May and Hammond is due to hit Amazon Instant Video on November 18th.