Friday 2 December 2016

Meet the Irish tv producer 'dating' Top Gear's Matt LeBlanc

Published 28/06/2016 | 09:57

Matt LeBlanc and inset, Aurora Mulligan
Matt LeBlanc and inset, Aurora Mulligan
Top Gear producer Aurora Mulligan
Matt LeBlanc and Chris Evans on the set of ‘Top Gear’
Top Gear producer Aurora Mulligan
Top Gear producer Aurora Mulligan

Matt LeBlanc is reportedly dating Irish tv producer Aurora Mulligan.

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LeBlanc has taken up temporary residence in the UK since taking over Top Gear hosting duties with Chris Evans, but it now it looks like more than the show might keep him this side of the pond.

The former Friends star (48) is reportedly dating Mulligan (31), from Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, in recent weeks and they were more recently spotted enjoying a date last Saturday at the Hickstead Derby, according to The Sun. They were first pictured together in May, but his spokesperson denied a romance at the time, saying they had a "strictly work relationship."

Aurora moved to England at 18 to study at Liverpool University and has been working at the BBC since 2009. She hit headlines in March when she was pictured in a wedding dress for a segment on the revamped motoring show.

Top Gear producer Aurora Mulligan
Top Gear producer Aurora Mulligan

In a recent interview with the Irish Independent, Aurora spoke of her pride at Top Gear's filming in Co Kerry, saying she couldn't wait for viewers to catch the episode, which aired on Sunday night.

“I can’t wait for people to see this programme. Dingle looks absolutely stunning and we were so blessed with the weather in Kerry. We’ve filmed across the world for this series but the reception from the people in Ireland was the best of the lot.”

Meanwhile, LeBlanc is said to be focusing on how he will juggle both his hosting role on the BBC with his latest turn on American screens - he just landed the lead on an upcoming sitcom airing on CBS this autumn called Man With a Plan.

Matt LeBlanc and Chris Evans on the set of ‘Top Gear’
Matt LeBlanc and Chris Evans on the set of ‘Top Gear’

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