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Matt LeBlanc to headline 'Top Gear' 2017 season

 - 29/09/2016

The BBC has confirmed that former "Friends" series star Matt LeBlanc will return to host another season of hit automotive show "Top Gear", albeit without his original co-host, Chris Evans, who quit earlier this summer.

LeBlanc and Evans were hired to replace the program's previous hosts Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond, after the BBC fired Clarkson in 2015 for punching a producer.

Chris Harris and Rory Reid have been tapped to replace Evans for 2017, starring alongside LeBlanc, with regular appearances scheduled to come from Eddie Jordan, Sabine Schmitz and "The Stig."

The news comes as the show braces to compete with a new automotive series on Amazon Prime Video, starring Clarkson, May and Hammond, which is titled "Grand Tour" and is set to debut on-screen in November.


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