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Matt LeBlanc: I'm no different

Matt LeBlanc has said he'd be just as happy if he hadn't hit the big-time with Friends.

The actor, who shot to fame as dim-but-loveable Joey Tribbiani in the US sitcom, returns alongside British actors Stephen Mangan and Tamsin Greig to poke fun at his image in a new series of BBC Two show Episodes.

The actor - who is in a long-term relationship with actress Andrea Anders, his co-star on the short-lived Friends spin-off Joey - said: "I'm a pretty happy, easy-going guy.

"I'd be happy doing whatever I'm doing. As long as you have your health..."

Matt admitted he could comfortably live off his Friends earnings for the rest of his days, but he said: "It's not like I'm lugging lumber for a living. I enjoy acting."

The star, who has a 10-year-old daughter with ex-wife Melissa McKnight, said of life on his cattle ranch near Santa Barbara, California: "We have a bunch of cows, horses and quad bikes, we go hiking with wild pigs and deer and bobcats and the occasional mountain lion - we don't like seeing those, but they're out there."

He added: "I don't hang out with too many actors. I come from a very blue-collar family - everyone goes to work with some kind of tool in their hand.

"And people are people, I'm no different. I have bad breath in the morning when I get up... I put my pants on one leg at a time. I'm not better than anyone else."

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