Jeremy Clarkson New Show Set To Take Off Soon: Will This Spell The End Of Top Gear?

Sep 29, 2016 08:34 AM EDT | Staff Reporter

The U.S. on-screen character and "Friends" star Matt LeBlanc be featured as the host of "Top Gear" in 2017.

As indicated by BBC, Chris Harris and Rory Reid will join LeBlanc, alongside consistent appearances by Eddie Jordan, Sabine Schmitz, and Stid, the mysterious driver wearing a helmet 

At the point when LeBlanc became a part of the show in February, It denoted the first run through the famous driving show has incorporated a non-British host in its 39-year history. 

BBC administrators said the "Friends" star had matched hearts with "Top Gear" supporters. 

As per Mark Linsey, the chief of BBC Studios, "Matt was hugely popular with 'Top Gear' viewers last series with his humor, 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." 

LeBlanc will go ahead without previous co-host Chris Evans, who surrendered in July. 

There were bits of gossip about pressure amongst LeBlanc and Evans. However, Evans has beforehand written in the Mail his high respect and tribute to LeBlanc in his demonstrable skill on set. 

"For me, he is the man. He is the captain Top Gear truly needs going forward, the perfect torso for the rest of TG's limbs," Evans wrote."Not only does he eat, sleep, breathe and dream engines, propshafts and trail-braking, but the overwhelming quality that struck me about him is that he's just such a pro," he added.

"Top Gear" is one of the British supporter's most important worldwide brands producing an expected £150 million ($225.8 million) in income for the BBC's business arm in 2014, as indicated by British media reports. 

"Top Gear" was beforehand fronted by Jeremy Clarkson; but in the wake of striking a producer a year ago, the BBC chose not to reestablish his agreement. 

Despite the fact that there are no charges were documented against the lead, the turmoil brought on by the episode was sufficient for Clarkson to be given the boot. 

Jeremy Clarkson and his other two "Top Gear" veteran associates, Richard Hammond and James May, will debut the "Grand Tour," a driving show, on Amazon Prime in the month of November. 

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