Matt LeBlanc, best known for starring on Friends, will serve as a co-host on BBC Two’s Top Gear.

Matt LeBlanc On ‘Top Gear’

BBC Two announced LeBlanc’s new hosting duties Wednesday morning. “Matt’s a lifelong fellow petrolhead and I’m thrilled he’s joining Top Gear,” said longtime Top Gear host Chris Evans of his new colleague. “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.”

Evans added, “We can’t wait to share what we’ve been up to on screen later this year.”

LeBlanc, who will be the first non-British Top Gear host, couldn’t be more excited to join the program of which he’s been a longtime fan.

“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. “What a thrill!”

LeBlanc also took to Twitter about the news, writing, “Hey everyone,I’m really honored and looking forward to working on Top Gear with @achrisevans , damn he’s tall.”

LeBlanc was a natural choice for the program, having twice appeared on the show’s “Star in a Reasonably Priced Car” segment. He also holds the show’s record for fastest celebrity lap.

The BBC plans to announce additional cast members for Top Gear in the near future.

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