Matt LeBlanc is moving on. Deadline reports the Top Gear star is leaving the BBC TV show after season 26.
LeBlanc joined the car-themed show in 2016 after long-time hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May left. LeBlanc hosts the UK series alongside presenters Chris Harris and Rory Reid.
According to Deadline, LeBlanc will exit Top Gear after the show’s 26th season. The BBC says the series will continue with a new host in 2019.
My experience on Top Gear has been great fun. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the whole team. 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. It’s unfortunate, but for these reasons I will not be continuing my involvement with the show. I will forever be a Top Gear fan and I wish the team continued success. Thanks for a great drive.”
What do you think? Do you watch Top Gear? Will you miss Matt LeBlanc as host?
Sad to see him leave when the rapport that the team had built up was so good.
I think the real reason that he is leaving is that he sees his career getting back on track and he is ditching those that kept him in some of the spotlight.
The show has never really gelled for me. it is too samey and, other than Matt LeBlanc, who are the other presenters anyway? Always gives the impression of unknown presenters over acting their supposed excitement and enthusiasm to compensate for their anonymity.
I would give the old episodes another shot @SPK. They are hilarious trio of car gurus that made me (a noncar person) and many car fanatics alike in their love for silly antics that they would challenge themselves with. Its really one of the best BBC shows every made and I don’t know how famous they were before the show but they sure are famous now! 🙂