Matt LeBlanc not returning to Top Gear for certain
Following Chris Evans’s departure from Top Gear, the official story was that Matt LeBlanc would continue to host the show solo. However, speaking to reporters at the Television Critics Association (TCA) Press Tour, LeBlanc admitted he wasn’t sure he would be returning to the motoring show himself.
Asked how he would work on his upcoming CBS sitcom Man with a Plan alongside Top Gear, LeBlanc answered:
“Carefully”, before admitting: “I’m not sure what’s happening with Top Gear“.
“I’d like to [return], but there’s nothing officially happening yet”, continued LeBlanc. “Call the BBC!” he joked.
So.. Is LeBlanc getting booted off Top Gear too, or is he intentionally trying to mislead us?
The BBC has previously indicated that LeBlanc will continue to host Top Gear without Evans, and Evans himself has given his endorsement to the American host, calling him: “The captain Top Gear truly needs going forward… Not only does he eat, sleep, breathe and dream engines, propshafts and trail-braking, but the overwhelming quality that struck me about him is that he’s just such a pro … The simple truth is he and Top Gear were made for each other”.
LeBlanc’s CBS sitcom Man with a Plan premieres on October 24. We shall have to wait and see what his Top Gear future has in store.