Evans confirmed FOUR more presenters in addition to himself, Matt LeBlanc and The Stig.
A week after revealing Matt LeBlanc as a star addition to the re-vamped ‘Top Gear’ line-up, Chris Evans has now revealed the full list of his co-presenters for when the motoring show returns to BBC2 later this year – and there’s a lot of them!
Formula 1 commentator and former team owner Eddie Jordan and German racing driver Sabine Schmitz have been added, as well as motoring journalist Chris Harris and newcomer Rory Reid, who was selected from 30-second video auditions.
“A magnificent seven sent from motoring heaven,” Evans said on Thursday in a press release unveiling the line-up. “Well, six plus one. Six plus me… we really do have a bit of everything for everyone.”
Continue reading: Chris Evans Unveils Full 'Top Gear' Presenting Line Up
Matt LeBlanc has landed another TV gig as the star of a new sitcom called I'm Not Your Friend.
Days after he was named a new co-host of long-running BBC car show Top Gear, the former Friends actor will lead and executive produce a multi-cam series for America's CBS network.
Created by husband-and-wife team Jackie and Jeff Filgo - the writers of That '70s Show, I'm Not Your Friend centres on a contractor (LeBlanc) who discovers that raising kids is more challenging than he thought after his wife goes back to work.
The new sitcom adds to a busy slate for LeBlanc, who is gearing up to film his fifth season of Episodes. He is set to make his Top Gear debut when the revamped series returns in May (16).
Actor Matt LeBlanc is dismissing reports suggesting he came close to having a nervous breakdown after the cancellation of his Friends spin-off series Joey, insisting he never gave the tabloid behind the story an interview.
Editors at Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper reported the star plunged into a "dark time" as he gave up on acting and retreated from the spotlight following the cancellation of the comedy show in 2006.
"For years and years, I barely left the house," he reportedly told the tabloid. "I was burnt out. I wanted to not have a schedule, not be somewhere.
"I was in a position to do that. My agent was bummed. Most actors call their agents and say, 'What's going on?' I'd call mine and say, 'Please lose my number for a few years'. It was a very dark time. I almost had a nervous breakdown."
Continue reading: Matt Leblanc: 'I Never Said I Came Close To Having A Nervous Breakdown'
Matt LeBlanc came close to having a nervous breakdown after the cancellation of his Friends spin-off series Joey.
After the iconic U.S. sitcom came to an end in 2004, Matt then signed on to star in the spin-off show Joey, but it was a ratings flop, and was cancelled in 2006.
Matt was then plunged into a "dark time" as he gave up on acting and retreated from the spotlight.
"For years and years, I barely left the house. I was burnt out. I wanted to not have a schedule, not be somewhere," he told Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper.
Continue reading: Matt Leblanc: 'I Nearly Had A Nervous Breakdown'
Matt LeBlanc is overwhelmed by the response to his new job on Top Gear, and has declared his pairing with Brit Chris Evans will be like "Joey and Chandler" from hit sitcom Friends.
The actor, best known for playing Joey Tribbiani in 10 seasons of Friends, will team up with the British TV and radio host to present a new version of the popular motoring show, which is reportedly the most widely watched factual television programme in the world.
Matt reveals he was stunned by the response to his appointment, which hit headlines across the globe on Thursday (04Feb16), and he retreated to the sanctuary of a bar at his home in California to escape the attention.
"I can't believe the response. I mean I knew Top Gear was a big show, but, wow, it was on the front page of The New York Times, did you know that?" he tells Chris on his BBC Radio 2 show. "There was so much I couldn't read it all, my publicist said 'Did you know it's on the front page of The New York Times?' My day has been, thanks to Top Gear and the BBC, my day has been ducking paparazzi all day long, and now I'm relaxing with a glass of wine at my bar."
Continue reading: Matt Leblanc: 'New Top Gear Pairing Is Like Joey And Chandler'
LeBlanc was announced as one of Chris Evans' co-hosts on the brand new 'Top Gear' on Thursday.
The former ‘Friends’ star, 48, appeared on Evans’ BBC Radio 2 breakfast show on Friday morning (February 5th) to give listeners a little preview of what their on-screen chemistry might be like when ‘Top Gear’ returns later in 2016.
Apparently, he had no idea that the announcement would be so well-publicised. “I can't believe the response,” he said. “I mean I knew ‘Top Gear’ was a big show, but, wow, it was on the front page of The New York Times, did you know that? There was so much I couldn’t read it all.”
Matt LeBlanc - Celebrities attend the CBS, The CW, and Showtime 2015 Summer TCA Party at Pacific Design Center. at Pacific Design Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 11th August 2015
Matt LeBlanc - 65th Emmy Awards Performers Nominee Reception Held Spectra by Wolfgang Puck at the Pacific Design Center at Spectra by Wolfgang Puck at the Pacific Design Center, Emmy Awards - West Hollywood, California, United States - Saturday 21st September 2013
Matt LeBlanc - The Television Academy's annual Friday-before-the-Emmys cocktail celebration and certificate presentation honoring the 65th Emmy Awards Nominees for Outstanding Performances. at Spectra by Wolfgang Puck at the the Pacific Design Center, Emmy Awards - Hollywood, California, United States - Friday 20th September 2013
Matt LeBlanc - The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' 22nd Annual Hall of Fame Induction Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel - Arrivals at Beverly Hilton Hotel - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Monday 11th March 2013
Having twice been a 'star in a reasonably priced car', LeBlanc will be the first non-British 'Top Gear' host in the show's history.
The 48 year old American actor is set to be the first non-British host of the motoring show in its 39 year history. Back when it was under the aegis of the now-sacked Jeremy Clarkson, LeBlanc twice appeared as a guest on the show in its ‘star in a reasonably priced car’ segment, and holds the record for the fastest ever lap by a celebrity around the test track.
“As a car nut and a massive fan of ‘Top Gear’, I'm honoured and excited to be a part of this iconic show's new chapter,” said LeBlanc in a statement when the news was announced on Thursday (February 4th). “What a thrill!”
Continue reading: 'Top Gear' Reveals Matt LeBlanc As Chris Evans' Co-Host
The 'Friends' reunion certainly started off with a ‘big bang’ over the weekend.
The cast of ‘Friends’ have been pictured together for the first time in years, as part of an NBC event to honour TV director James Burrows. David Schwimmer, Jennifer Aniston, Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow and Courteney Cox were all present, with only Matthew Perry notably absent. However the group did find three interesting replacements for their missing cast member.
Kaley Cuoco Stunned Friends Fans When She Shared A Picture Of The Show's Original Cast Reunited - With Only Matthew Perry Missing The Get Together.
The Big Bang Theory actress posted the snap of Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer and Matt LeBlanc posing with her and her castmates Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons and Simon Helberg on Instagram.
Kaley didn't reveal where the picture was taken, but it is believed the casts of the two shows teamed up to record a tribute for sitcom director James Burrows.
"Ummmm NIGHT MADE. Can't breathe #friends meets #bbt @bigbangtheory_cbs I died and went to heaven," Kaley captioned the snap.
If you were hoping for a proper ‘Friends’ reunion, be prepared to have your hopes dashed once and for all.
When news that the cast of ‘Friends’ would be reuniting next month broke, many fans of the mega-popular 90s sitcom thought their reunion dreams were finally coming true. But not only is the upcoming ‘Friends’ reunion not really a reunion at all, it’s also definitely not a precursor to a ‘Friends’ movie or even a Netflix-style reboot.
‘Friends’ co-creator Marta Kauffman.
The cast of ‘Friends’ (minus Matthew Perry) will all be together for an NBC special on Sunday, February 21st to honour TV director James Burrows. The fivesome will be appearing alongside cast members of other sitcoms that Burrows worked on, however Perry is unable to attend, as he will be working on a play in London.
Continue reading: 'Friends' Co-Creator Says There Will Never Be A Reunion Movie
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