Matt LeBlanc Joins 'Top Gear' as New Car-Obsessed Co-Host!

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Photo: BBC America
Top Gear is adding one of our favorite Friends to the mix!
Matt LeBlanc is jumping into the fast lane as a presenter alongside British TV and radio personality Chris Evans on the flagship BBC series.
But of you think LeBlanc is just a Porsche poser like Joey was on Friends -- think again!
The Episodes actor is no stranger to thecar-obsessed franchise. In fact, he currently holds the title for fastest-ever celebrity lap on the famous Top Gear track.
"As a car nut and a massive fan of Top Gear, I'm honored and excited to be a part of this iconic show's new chapter," LeBlanc said in a statement on Thursday.
LeBlanc and Evans join the show to replace former hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. Clarkson’s contract was not renewed following a verbal and physical altercation with one of the show’s producers in 2015; Hammond and May left the series soon after.
LeBlanc and the new revamped version of Top Gear will debut this May on BBC America.