Matt LeBlanc, Joey Friends, will join ginger nut new Top Gear presenter Chris Evans on the show.
Long-time host Jeremy Clarkson quit the show, or was he sacked, in 2015 after an altercation with one of the show's producers; the spat included physical violence and was witnessed by members of the public; the story raged on with petitions demanding Clarkson was sacked and counter petitions offering support.
Clarkson's sidekicks James May and Richard Hammond followed their boss leaving Top Gear, high and dry.
But as Top Gear is a global money spinner for the BBC the broadcaster was not prepared to call it a day.
Clarkson and his two amigos moved on to pastures new and the search for their replacements was on.
Fans of the old Top Gear and Clarkson may not tune in to the new show but that remains to be seen.
Evans is popular in the UK and bringing in laid back American Matt could prove to be a wise move.
Matt is not a complete stranger to TG and has appeared previously.
Clarkson fans will tell you that Jeremy wrote the scripts and was the brains behind Top Gear as well as the show's front man but surely it was not a one man band?
Love him or loathe him Clarkson stamped his mark on Top Gear and maybe in the long run a new format would have been a better option.
But if viewers can get used to new faces replacing long standing 'soap' characters Clarkson could soon be forgotten.
Top Gear is a lad's show watched by plenty of ladies too. With that in mind good looking Matt has to be a welcome addition.
Top Gear will return to BBC2 in May and viewers will tune in or tune out.
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