Matt LeBlanc to quit ‘Top Gear’ after next series
London, Jun 1 : The star of the “Friends” Matt LeBlanc comes out of the show “Top Gear”, announced the BBC Studios.
The 50-year-old actor, who joined the show as a co-host in 2016, will be leaving after the next series to air later this year.
Mr. LeBlanc thanked the crew for “a great road” and said his desire to spend more time with family and friends was the reason for leaving the show.
“My experience on” Top Gear “was a lot of fun, I enjoyed working with the whole team, but the commitment of time and the many trips required to present” Top Gear “keep me away from my family and my family. It’s unfortunate, but for these reasons, I will not continue my involvement in the show, “said the actor in a statement issued by the BBC.
“I will be a fan of ‘Top Gear’ forever and wish the team continued success, thank you for this great journey,” he added.
LeBlanc was a surprise addition to “Top Gear” alongside British radio personality Chris Evans following the controversial release of Jeremy Clarkson, who had been the face of the show for over a decade.