Top Gear Matt LeBlanc

It’s bizarre but true. Top Gear has announced a new host for its upcoming Series 23, and it’s Matt LeBlanc. Yes, Joey Tribbiani from ’90s sitcom Friends!

“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!” said LeBlanc. He last appeared on Clarkson-era TG, and set an as-yet unbeaten lap time in the show’s popular Star in a Reasonably Priced Car segment.

He will join main presenter Chris Evans in the new series. “Matt’s a lifelong fellow petrolhead and I’m thrilled he’s joining Top Gear. 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. We can’t wait to share what we’ve been up to on screen later this year,” shared Evans.

So boys and girls, what do you think of this? Good or bad, share your thoughts below. In any case, here’s a taster of Matt/Joey on Top Gear.