Matt LeBlanc joins BBC’s Top Gear

Matt LeBlanc (Episodes) has landed a job as a presenter on the BBC’s Top Gear, announced BBC America. The former Friend will be the car show’s first non-British host in 39 years. A self-described “car nut,” LeBlanc has appeared twice as a guest, and holds the record as the fastest celeb to date around the Top Gear track in its “reasonably priced car.” Piers Morgan cheered the news, tweeting that it is “a brilliant choice [with] huge global recognition.” Jeremy Clarkson, whose contract with Top Gear was not renewed last year after a run-in with a show producer, is set to host a new auto show on Amazon Prime.

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