Today in #WTF news...
In today’s WTF news, Former Friends star Matt LeBlanc has just been announced as the new co-host of Top Gear. And we are all really quite confused about it.
The iconic British programme, which has been a mainstay on television for 39 years, had previously confirmed comedian Chris Evans would host the show and after former host Jeremy Clarkson’s, ahem, ‘fracas’ with producers become worldwide news, the BBC has also been looking for co-hosts to follow the exit of James May and Richard Hammond.
So enter Joey Tribbiani, a natural choice to join the UK show and will become the series first ever non-British host, non?
‘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. What a thrill!’ Matt said in a statement to the BBC.
Ok, so he is a little bit qualified. Maybe. The actor previously appeared on the popular series in the ‘Star In A Reasonably Priced Car’ segment, and holds the record for the fastest celebrity lap ever.
But, Matt and Chris won’t be the only hosts. They’ll be joining the silent but fan-favourite Stig, and rumours have already circulated that the BBC is also looking to add a female host to the mix.
While we still can’t quite believe Joey from Friends will actually be moving to LONDON BABY, he isn’t the only Friend to have crossed the pond.
Matthew Perry has been in the UK for a few weeks now, prepping for his new play The End Of Longing. Considering they’re both over here, will Joey and Chandler make another on-screen appearance together?
The new series of Top Gear returns this May on BBC2.
We might even tune in. At least to see hilariousness like this again…