Top Gear's Matt LeBlanc Throws Presenting Future Into Doubt, Admitting He's Unsure Of Return

'There’s nothing officially happening just yet - call the BBC.'
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Matt LeBlanc has admitted he is unsure if he will return for the next series of ‘Top Gear’.

It had been thought the former ‘Friends’ star would become the BBC Two motoring show’s main host, following the departure of Chris Evans last month.

However, Matt has now through his future with the programme into doubt, claiming that his new US sitcom ‘Man With A Plan’ is his priority.

<strong>Matt LeBlanc is unsure if he will return to 'Top Gear'</strong>
Matt LeBlanc is unsure if he will return to 'Top Gear'
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Speaking at Television Critics Association press panel in Los Angeles on Wednesday (10 August), he said: “I’m not sure what’s happening with ‘Top Gear’ just yet, but this is my priority.

“I don’t know [if I will return]. I’d like to. There’s nothing officially happening just yet - call the BBC.”

Matt was part of the seven-strong presenting line-up when ‘Top Gear’ was relaunched in May, following the departure of previous hosts Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond.

The rebooted version of the show suffered declining viewing figures and received a critical mauling, resulting in Chris Evans stepping down after just one series.

<strong>Chris Evans stepped down from 'Top Gear' last month</strong>
Chris Evans stepped down from 'Top Gear' last month
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It had been thought filming on the next series was due to start next month.

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