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

by Leanne Aguilera 10:45 AM PST, February 04, 2016
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!

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The Episodes actor is no stranger to the car-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.