Matt LeBlanc Host ‘Top Gear’ For Next Seasons

Matt LeBlanc has signed a new two-series deal to front Top Gear.

The former Friends star will return to the hit BBC motoring show following co-star Chris Evans’ departure.

Confirming the deal, channel editor Patrick Holland said: “I am thrilled that Matt LeBlanc is returning to Top Gear. He’s a huge talent whose love of cars is infectious. I can’t wait for the series to return to BBC Two next year.”

BBC Studios director Mark Linsey added: “Matt was hugely popular with Top Gear viewers last series with his humour, warmth and obvious passion for cars and for the show.

“I couldn’t be more delighted that he’s agreed to come back and do more for us.”

Matt, 49, will be joined by Chris Harris and Rory Reid with regular appearances from Eddie Jordan, Sabine Schmitz and The Stig.

Previous reports suggested the American actor’s new deal was worth a whopping £2million.

He was paid an estimated £500,000 for the last series.

Chris Evans quit the show quit in June – a year into his three-year contract – after the final episode pulled in its lowest viewing figures since 2002.

The new series will return to BBC Two next year.

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