Top Gear: Matt LeBlanc signs two-series deal

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LeBlanc was described as a ‘huge talent’ by the BBC Two channel editor

US star Matt LeBlanc has signed a two-series deal with the BBC to continue hosting Top Gear.

LeBlanc will be joined by Chris Harris and Rory Reid with regular appearances from Eddie Jordan, Sabine Schmitz and The Stig.

Co-host Chris Evans stepped down from the BBC Two show after one series.

BBC Two editor Patrick Holland said: “I am thrilled Matt LeBlanc is returning to Top Gear. He’s a huge talent whose love of cars is infectious. “

He added: “I can’t wait for the series to return to BBC Two next year.”

The former Friends actor will return with a new series next year.

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