Yes, it’s true, the F.R.I.E.N.D.S favorite is headed over to the BBC. According to the Top Gear website, celebrity RJ Chris Evans will be joined as a host by none other than Matt LeBlanc.
Credit to them this is probably one of the smartest moves the BBC could’ve pulled after the departure of former TG presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. Last month British tabloid The Sun reported that the Top Gear reboot was in some serious turmoil, from cars being crashed on-set to clashing egos, and the departure of the show’s executive producer and script writer.
The BBC is heavily invested in bringing back its most successful program on-air, now that fans of the show will have their attention split between the Chris Evans-led Top Gear reboot, and the yet-unnamed Amazon Prime series starring the former dream team of Clarkson, May and Hammond.
Top Gear is slated to return May 8, 2016.