BBC Worldwide scores Matt LeBlanc as the new host for the new season of the Top Gear and will work around his CBS comedy.
You will be seeing a lot more of good ol’ Joey on TV! Joey from the TV show Friends. He seems to be everywhere these days cause the dude who plays him, Matt LeBlanc has made super headway with some great shows on TV and he will be starring in two shows in two continents it seems in the coming year. We are not joking people.
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It has been reported that when BBC lost the battle to acquiring Bake Off to Channel 4, they just could not afford to lose their other show Top Gear as well. That is when TV controller made the ultimate decision to pull in LeBlanc with a great offer to host the next two seasons of Top Gear.
Matt is being paid a reported £2million and although the majority of his pay is being paid through its commercial business BBC Worldwide, he will be the first star to sign up to a loophole preventing his salary being made public under the Government’s proposed White Paper changes.
So why did they go with Matt? Well, while Chris Evans was supposedly biting everyone’s head off and creating a mass PR nightmare for the show, the only saving grace for the show was Matt co-hosting it with him.
According to a BBC spokesperson, Matt’s love for cars and his personality was a huge success with the audience and the upper echelons of BBC hope that that love for him will make the show successful once more as he will take the front seat hosting the show doing celebrity interviews and being helped on by Cycle 23’s team, Chris Harris and Rory Reid, along with regular appearances from Eddie Jordan, Sabine Schmitz and The Stig.
BBC has also agreed to work around his schedule for his upcoming CBS comedy series, Man with a Plan about a stay at home dad whose wife goes back to work. Matt has expressed the comedy to be his top priority currently.