London: With Chris Evans’s departure from British TV show “Top Gear”, co-host Matt LeBlanc is reportedly set to return for its 24th season, which is set to begin production in September.
Contributors Chris Harris, Eddie Jordan, Rory Reid and Sabine Schmitz, who joined LeBlanc and Evans for season 23, are expected to return alongside the former “Friends” star for a new season, reports variety.com.
No replacement for Evans is expected to be named — leaving LeBlanc and the contributors to carry the show’s on-camera responsibilities.
Evans announced his departure from the long-running TV series on Monday. He wrote on Twitter: “Stepping down from Top Gear. Gave it my best shot but sometimes that’s not enough. The team are beyond brilliant, I wish them all the best”.
LeBlanc was added as Evans’s co-host prior to the start of season 23, signing a one-season contract with an option for a second season. The actor had previously appeared as a celebrity guest on the show in 2012.