Fans aren't happy about Top Gear's new host Matt LeBlanc

Former Friends star Matt LeBlanc has signed a two-series deal to host its popular car show Top Gear.

The broadcaster announced Monday that LeBlanc will front the program when it returns for a 24th series in 2017.

LeBlanc was one of two hosts when Top Gear was relaunched in May after the loss of its longstanding team of presenters.

His co-host, Chris Evans, quit in July after the show drew lackluster ratings and lukewarm reviews.

On Twitter several Top Gear fans were less than thrilled with the news:

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A mix of humour, stunts and automotive advice, Top Gear became a global hit under presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May.

The trio left last year after an off-set dustup in which Clarkson punched a producer. They are hosting a new car show, The Grand Tour, on Amazon Prime.

- AP

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