“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,” said LeBlanc.
Chris Evans said of his new Top Gear presenter: “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,” he added.
LeBlanc remains the fastest-ever Star in a Reasonably Priced Car with a time of 1m 42s in the Kia cee’d. LeBlanc is no stranger to Top Gear to the hosting scene, as he recently presented the standalone Top Gear spin-off Top Gear: The Races.
Along with LeBlanc and Evans, the new lineup is also tipped to include German driving guru and Nürburgring superstar Sabine Schmitz as well as British automotive journalist Chris Harris. Former Formula 1 driver David Coulthard has also been linked to a role on the show, and of course there’ll be the Stig. The show’s producers promise more announcements to follow soon, so watch this space.