Following yesterday’s surprising news that American actor Matt LeBlanc has joined the cast of the new Top Gear, the lead host of the show sent out a tweet welcoming his new co-host and, probably inadvertently, revealing the other. If you look close at the picture Evans published, you see a very familiar face.
Yep, sitting pretty close to Chris Evans is the one and only Chris Harris, a man who’s been suspiciously busy lately but not with his usual job of releasing awesome review videos. They are trying keep this under wraps until the official announcement, but when you are photographed at the “weekly TG production meeting” with the lead host, it leaves very little to the imagination.
That said, Chris Harris may not be one of the co-hosts, but as rumored, one of the many recurring presenters or contributors, as it were, doing the actual reviewing and sliding about in cars, while Evans and LeBlanc and maybe one other high-profile celebrity try to fool around like the old Top Gear boys, Clarkson, Hammond, and May. Meanwhile, the originals are busy settling in their new Amazon offices and filming the first season of their new show.
This is something we never thought we’d say, but This looks like the making of a proper car show feud!