2016-07-06T09:02:45-07:00Matt LeBlanc Gets 'Top Gear
' All to Himself
A representative for Matt LeBlanc
last week denied rumors that the actor had issued an ultimatum to the producers of Top Gear
, saying that the actor did not, as was widely reported, threaten to leave the show if his co-host, Chris Evans
, was not fired. Denials aside, Evans was, in fact, fired this week, leaving LeBlanc as the sole host of the BBC auto series.
LeBlanc's addition to the series this season was part of a retooling of the show that included the installation of Evans as host. However, the new format proved extremely unpopular, and the series' ratings have been in freefall. Evans was the target of most most fan criticism, and he was first to go as producers attempted to fix the problem.
LeBlanc will return as host next season, with