After Car-Loads of Drama, BBC's Top Gear Has a New Host

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For the first time in its 39-year run on BBC, Top Gear will have a non-British host. Matt LeBlanc, most famous for his role as Joey on Friends, takes the wheel alongside co-host Chris Evans in the new series, which will begin production “immediately.” (No word yet on when it will air.) The show recently endured its share of controversy after Jeremy Clarkson was fired for punching a producer, and his two co-hosts followed him out the door.

“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,” LeBlanc told the BBC. “What a thrill!”

Incidentally, LeBlanc has the fastest time ever in the show’s famous “star in a reasonably priced car” challenge, which he competed in twice. Watch that video below:

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