LeBlanc has been hosting the BBC's flagship motoring show since 2016.
Matt LeBlanc is to step down as the host of ‘Top Gear’ after the next series concludes, the BBC has announced.
The former ‘Friends’ star, 50, described his time on the long-running show as a “great drive” but said that he would be standing down as host in order to spent more time with his family.
“My experience on 'Top Gear' has been great fun. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the whole team,” LeBlanc said. “However, the time commitment and extensive travel required to present ‘Top Gear’ takes me away from my family and friends more than I’m comfortable with.
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Matt LeBlanc took on the role of Joey Tribbiani throughout the entire run of 'Friends'.
Matt LeBlanc has previously said he doesn't think a 'Friends' reunion would be a good idea, and it's something the actor has stuck to in a recent interview. Having taken on the role of Joey Tribbiani throughout the sitcom's entire original run, and even leading a spin-off for his character, LeBlanc is known to audiences across the globe as the wise-cracking ladies' man. Now though, he's moved onto hosting BBC series 'Top Gear', earning great reviews for his performance as a presenter.
Matt LeBlanc doesn't want to play Joey Tribbiani again
Still, despite his willingness to move on and shake off the Tribbiani character, there are legions of fans who want to see him and the rest of the 'Friends' cast make their return for a reunion series, or even a movie.
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He's looking forward to a very lazy early retirement.
Being an actor and TV presenter might sound like an amazing job, but even even the most famous of stars get tired of the work eventually. Matt LeBlanc has revealed that he would 'love' to retire soon, just so that he can just stay at home and not have to worry about a schedule.
Matt LeBlanc on the Summer TCA Tour
He may only be 50-years-old, but Matt LeBlanc wants the rest of his life to be a peaceful one of leisure and very little work. He revealed his hopes and dreams for the future on 'Conan' this week, and they're pretty much exactly what any regular retiree wants.
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LeBlanc, returning for his third series of 'Top Gear' in 2018, spoke a little about what fans could expect next time around.
Having successfully helmed the latest series of ‘Top Gear’ after the departure of Chris Evans last year, Matt LeBlanc has offered a little taster of what to expect from the next series of the BBC motoring show, saying that they will attempt to “expand the comedy”.
The 25th season of the show – and third since the exodus of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May – is due to air on BBC Two in the spring of 2018. It will see LeBlanc return as the main host, bolstered by supporting hosts Rory Reid and Chris Harris.
“I think we've tried to broaden the demographic of the show,” the American presenter said in a new interview. “Try to make it not lose the petrolhead nature of it but maybe open it up to people who aren't so petrolheady. Expand the comedy, try to have bigger, broader films, but it will be more of the same in the sense it starts with the car.”
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The cast of the classic sitcom all got together, away from the cameras.
Lisa Kudrow has revealed that the long-awaited ‘Friends’ cast reunion has happened, but sadly it was in private.
Speaking on the ‘Today’ show the actress, who played Phoebe Buffay in the classic sitcom, said that the whole cast got together recently for a private dinner, away from cameras.
Lisa Kudrow let slip about a secret ‘Friends’ reunion
LeBlanc's co-host Chris Evans resigned from the show the day after it finished airing last month amid poor ratings.
The recent return of ‘Top Gear’ to the BBC might have ended in something of a debacle, but surviving co-presenter Matt LeBlanc has said he’d be keen on a second series of the motoring show.
His co-host Chris Evans quit the programme last month on the day after the series’ sixth and final episode aired to record low ratings, with overall viewing figures tumbling from 4.4 million to 1.9 million over the course of the series.
Speaking at the Summer TCA press tour in Los Angeles on Wednesday (August 10th), LeBlanc fielded questions from the press and admitted that, while he doesn’t know what the future holds for ‘Top Gear’ when it finally does return for its 24th season, he would very much like to be a part of it.
No it was not Michael Hagerty, he played superintendent Mr Treeger.
A great TV mystery has finally been solved, as the man who was known to millions of ‘Friends’ viewers as Ugly Naked Guy has finally revealed himself (no, not in that way). After a year long search, Todd Van Luling from The Huffington Post tracked down the man whose face we never saw and confirmed his identity as actor Jon Haugen.
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We're not joking. 'Friends' is coming back for one more episode.
It's finally confirmed. If you thought you would never see the cast of 'Friends' on screen again, you're in for a very pleasant surprise. For a one-off event, all the actors will re-unite on NBC for a two-hour long special episode 12 years after the network aired the very last episode.
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He'll be returning in 2016 in the new British sitcom 'Morning Has Broken', about a failing daytime TV show.
British fans of ‘Friends’ trying to get their heads round the fact that their beloved sitcom ended over 10 years ago will be pleased to hear that David Schwimmer will be returning to Channel 4 for a new comedy series in 2016.
Schwimmer, who played Ross Geller in ten series of ‘Friends’ between 1994 and 2004, will be starring in a six-part series called ‘Morning Has Broken’. Created by Julia Davis, he’ll be playing the part of an American TV producer brought in to rescue a failing British daytime TV show that features Gail Sinclair, a self-styled ‘queen of daytime’ played by Davis herself.
David Schwimmer will be making a return to British TV screens in 'Morning Has Broken'
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Over a decade since it ended ‘Friends’ is still as popular as ever.
London-based ‘Friends’ fans are in for a special treat next month as four-day festival celebrating the sitcom hits the capital. 'FriendsFest', which will take place at Brick Lane’s Boiler House will run from Wednesday 16th to Sunday 20th September and include original props and replica sets from the series.
Courteney Cox starred as Monica Gellar in the 90s sitcom.
The festival will feature a full scale replica of Monica’s apartment as well as a Central Perk themed cafe which will include its very own orange sofa for fans to get their groups photos on. There will also be a pop-up hair salon were you can go right back to the 90s with a Rachel Green inspired blow-dry
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Stephen Mangan, Tamsin Greig and Matt LeBlanc - The Arqiva British Academy Television Awards (BAFTA's) 2013 held at the Royal Festival Hall - Arrivals - London, England, United Kingdom - Sunday 12th May 2013
Matt LeBlanc and Melissa McKnight - The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' 22nd Annual Hall of Fame Induction Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel - Arrivals - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Monday 11th March 2013
Matt LeBlanc and Andrea Anders 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel - Arrivals Featuring: Matt LeBlanc and Andrea Anders Where: Los Angeles, California, United States When: 13 Jan 2013
Matt Le Blanc, Golden Globe Awards and Beverly Hilton Hotel - Matt LeBlanc Sunday 15th January 2012 The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards (Golden Globes 2012) held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel - Press Room
Date of birth
25th July, 1967
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