Matt LeBlanc replaced as Top Gear host 3 years ago

Matt LeBlanc replaced as Top Gear host

There will be two new hosts of Top Gear.

Matt LeBlanc has been replaced as the host of Top Gear, with Andrew Flintoff and Paddy McGuinness set to take over hosting duties, the BBC has confirmed.

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Although former Friends actor LeBlanc will leave the show, Chris Harris will remain as part of the line-up.

Speaking about his new role, McGuinness said: "Getting the Top Gear gig is a real honour and I'm thrilled the BBC have given me this opportunity. To be hosting a show I've watched and loved from being a small boy is beyond exciting."

Former England cricket captain Flintoff added: "It's not often you have the chance to do both of your dream jobs, but I'm now lucky enough to say I will have. I've always been passionate about cars and I'm so excited to be joining the Top Gear team."

The next series of Top Gear - LeBlanc's final one as the lead host and 26th overall - will begin early in 2019 on BBC Two, before McGuinness, Flintoff and Harris take over later in the year.