Matt LeBlanc returning to Top Gear

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Matt LeBlanc is returning to host Top Gear for a second season.

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

LeBlanc returning follows the resignation of Chris Evans, who was bombarded with criticism by irate fans.

Patrick Holland, Channel Editor BBC Two says: “I am thrilled that Matt LeBlanc is returning to Top Gear. He’s a huge talent whose love of cars is infectious. I can’t wait for the series to return to BBC2 next year.”

Mark Linsey, Director, BBC Studios says: “Matt was hugely popular with Top Gear viewers last series with his humour, warmth and obvious passion for cars and for the show, so I couldn’t be more thrilled that he’s agreed to come back and do more for us. With Chris and Rory joining Matt, we have a formidable team.”

Top Gear series 24 returns next year with Clare Pizey as executive producer and Alex Renton as series editor.

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