Saturday 21 October 2017

Matt LeBlanc gatecrashes wedding while filming Top Gear

Matt LeBlanc waves to bride and groom
Matt LeBlanc waves to bride and groom

Nicola Harley

Top Gear host Matt LeBlanc gatecrashed a wedding during filming for the new show.

He surprised a bride and groom and their wedding guests at St Paul's Cathedral as he, and professional rally driver Ken Block, drove past them.

LeBlanc stuck his arm out of the car window to wave as the pair were being filmed driving around the streets of London in a Ford Mustang.

Their tour of the capital in Block's 845bhp 4WD Hoonicorn Mustang took them over London's Tower Bridge, where they snapped a picture using a selfie stick.

American actor LeBlanc is apparently still unfamiliar with London.

He was pictured clutching a guide book to London as he navigated the unfamiliar streets, with Block at the wheel.

Filming for the Top Gear reboot is well under way, as the new series of the BBC Two show is due to start in May.

A seven-strong line-up includes LeBlanc, radio DJ and presenter Chris Evans, and Top Gear stalwart The Stig.

Matt LeBlanc takes a photo with a selfie stick while filming Top Gear
Matt LeBlanc takes a photo with a selfie stick while filming Top Gear

Also on board are Formula 1 commentator Eddie Jordan, German racing driver Sabine Schmitz, motoring journalist Chris Harris and car reviewer Rory Reid.

Its previous incarnation, starring Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, was one of its most popular exports, with fears for the future of its coffers once Clarkson was axed.

Matt LeBlanc getting to grips with London on Top Gear
Matt LeBlanc getting to grips with London on Top Gear

Under Clarkson, May and Hammond, it was watched by an estimated 350 million people around the world, in 214 territories at a reported £50m-a-year. Countries including America already have their own versions of the format with different presenters.

Clarkson, Hammond and May departed the show last year, following a much-publicised “fracas”, to launch a new motoring show on Amazon.

Top Gear filming in London
Top Gear filming in London

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