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Matt LeBlanc made for Top Gear, insists Chris Evans

By Ryan Wilkinson

Published 11/07/2016

Praised: Matt LeBlanc
Praised: Matt LeBlanc

Friends star Matt LeBlanc is the "captain" Top Gear needs going forward, Chris Evans insisted, as he admitted his tenure at the wheel "was not meant to be".

The Radio 2 DJ, who quit Top Gear after one series, said the motoring show and the Friends star "were made for each other" and heaped praise on LeBlanc's dedication to the programme.

Evans said working on Top Gear was an "honour, privilege and a pleasure".

The BBC said it has no plans to replace Evans when Top Gear returns for a 24th season.

Previous stars Clarkson, Hammond and May's new venture with Amazon, the Grand Tour, is expected to be screened in the Autumn.

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