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Matt LeBlanc joins 'Top Gear' -- what is 'Top Gear'?

Matt LeBlanc joins 'Top Gear' -- what is 'Top Gear'?

Matt LeBlanc, who made his name playing Joey Tribbiani on NBC’s “Friends,” is making history as the first non-British host in “Top Gear” history.

LeBlanc is no stranger to British programming. The actor currently stars as a fictionalized version of himself on “Episodes,” a co-production that airs on both Showtime and BBC Two about a married pair of comedy writers who find themselves saddled with a star they aren’t sure what to make of.

As far as “Top Gear” goes, LeBlanc has been a guest on the show several times in previous years, even hosting a special episode looking back at the best...

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