Friends star Matt LeBlanc to be new Top Gear presenter
FRIENDS actor Matt LeBlanc is to join Chris Evans as a presenter on the new series of Top Gear.
Evans confirmed the news as he tweeted a picture of himself, LeBlanc and The Stig.
The revamped version of the BBC show is due to air in May.
LeBlanc said: "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!"
Evans said LeBlanc, who is best known for his role as Joey in Friends, is a "lifelong petrolhead".
"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," Evans said.
LeBlanc appeared on the original show in 2012 and set the fastest-ever time for their Star in a Reasonably Priced Car segment.
According to the official Top Gear website, he set an unbeaten lap time of 1m 42.1s in a Kia cee'd.