Matt LeBlanc ‘amazed’ by Top Gear reaction
5 February 2016
From the section Entertainment & Arts
Media captionChris Evans has a few questions for Matt LeBlanc after signing for Top Gear…
Former Friends star Matt LeBlanc says he “can’t believe the response” to the news he will co-host the new series of Top Gear, when the show returns in May.
“I knew Top Gear was a big show,” he told co-host Chris Evans on the Radio 2 Breakfast Show. “But, wow, I was on the front page of the New York Times.”
“There was so much I couldn’t read it all.
“Thanks to Top Gear and the BBC, my day has been ducking paparazzi all day long.”
LeBlanc’s presenting role was revealed on Thursday.
The 48-year-old, best known for his role as Joey Tribbiani in Friends and more recently, as himself, in BBC Two sitcom Episodes, will be Top Gear’s first non-British host in its 39-year history.
“I’m looking forward to smashing up some cars together,” the star – speaking from his home in the US – told Evans.
He said he had already been contacted by friends wanting to appear on the re-booted Top Gear, with Formula One driver Romain Grosjean and “crazy, competitive lunatic” Episodes co-star Stephen Mangan keen to sign up.
Source:: BBC Entertainment