The BBC has confirmed today that Episodes star Matt LeBlanc will be back to host the next season of Top Gear.
LeBlanc became the first ever non-British host in the show’s 39-year history when he joined Chris Evans on the revamped motoring entertainment show in May.
2017’s season will feature LeBlanc alongside Chris Harris and Rory Reid, with regular appearances from Eddie Jordan, Sabine Schmitz and The Stig.
The Friends actor has agreed to “a two series deal with the BBC” follow a positive reaction from fans.
Chris Evans will not be returning.
Patrick Holland, Channel Editor, BBC Two commented: “I am thrilled that Matt LeBlanc is returning to Top Gear. He’s a huge talent whose love of cars is infectious. I can’t wait for the series to return to BBC Two next year.”
Mark Linsey, Director, BBC Studios added: “Matt was hugely popular with Top Gear viewers last series with his humour, warmth and obvious passion for cars and for the show, so I couldn’t be more delighted that he’s agreed to come back and do more for us.”
Season 24 will air next year on BBC Two.
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