BBC Two has renewed Top Gear for Series 27 and 28.
However, with the news, co-host Matt LeBlanc has announced that the upcoming 26th series will be his last, citing time constraints:
“Time commitment and extensive travel… takes me away from my family and friends more than I’m comfortable with.”
“It’s unfortunate, but for these reasons I will not be continuing my involvement with the show. I will forever be a Top Gear fan and I wish the team continued success. Thanks for a great drive.”
BBC Two controller Patrick Holland said of LeBlanc’s departure and the upcoming series:
“I want to thank the fabulous Matt LeBlanc for being a brilliant co-host on Top Gear. The next series of Top Gear (Matt’s last) promises to be something very special and we have great plans to welcome a new co-host to join the team for 2019 and beyond.”
Stay tuned as we now monitor the renew/cancel status of Top Gear Series 29…