Perhaps one of the most surprising things about the reborn Top Gear
is Matt LeBlanc. The actor and Friends
veteran was plenty impressive in his two showings during the Clarkson
era, but the fact that the new TG
added a figure with such star power – and who happens to be, of all things, American – is perhaps the biggest shock. Remember, Clarkson, Hammond, and May weren't exactly household names before their time on Top Gear.
Just because he's such a familiar face, though, doesn't mean LeBlanc doesn't have a few secrets. For example, did you know he's terrified of miniature horses? Yep, no Shetland Ponies for this actor. Also, LeBlanc apparently considers a motorcycle
ride with only one crash to be "a great ride."
You can read about those confessions and a few more in Top Gear Magazine's interview
with the American TV star. Check it out.