American actor Matt Leblanc, known for his role in the television series “Friends”, refused to be the host of the car show Top Gear
American actor Matt LeBlanc, known for the role of Joey in the television series “Friends”, decided to leave the car show Top Gear, where in 2016 he was leading. As the main reason for his departure, he noted the acute shortage of time associated with participating in the show, reports BBC News.
“The high workload and numerous trips, all this distances me from family and close friends. Unfortunately, it is for these reasons that I will not continue to participate in the show. I will always remain a fan of Top Gear and wish you further success to the team,” – the actor said.
This is not the first time that Matt Leblanc was about to leave Top Gear. Several years ago it was reported that the actor decided to leave the car show because of a quarrel with his colleague Chris Evans. According to the source, LeBlanc said he will not act in the program if he remains in Top Gear. Later, the main TV presenter Top Gear Chris Evans left the show.
As for the former Top Gear faces of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, they are busy working on their own car program The Grand Tour. The show is broadcast on the Internet through the paid service of Amazon Prime. Initially, for three years, Amazon Prime planned to shoot and show three seasons of The Grand Tour (36 episodes).