Since Chris Evans was exited in the publish-Clarkson re-launch of British Top Gear there has been stirrings the cast could be re-organized. Now it may sound such as the BBC really wants to promote Matt LeBlanc to “the face” from the show, having a solid salary bump to lure his return.
LeBlanc’s salary for his first (and to date only) Top Gear months are speculated at £500,000 (about $645,000) while Evans allegedly made double that. Crave along with other celebrity news sites appear to consider the BBC is going to be offering LeBlanc a substantial pay bump to return. Not too he “needs” it, dude was making $a million per episode as Joey Tribbiani when Buddies was at its prime.
It doesn’t matter what winds up happening behind the curtain, I believe most viewers would agree a far more prominent LeBlanc will be a positive change for that show. He was plenty entertaining and that i really loved seeings some American swagger bounce off all of the Britishisms within the show’s re-launch.
However the British news outlet claims BBC sources have stated: “coy Matt has vocally decided to return and can sign a replacement year deal shortly.”
As lately as August 12, former Buddies star LeBlanc’s official response to whether he’s returning to Top Gear whatsoever only agreed to be: “I have no idea. I’d prefer to. There’s nothing formally happening yet. Stick to the BBC.” A minimum of that’s what he apparently told The Mirror a week ago.
“Matt was among the strengths from the last series,” as The Mirror quotes their un named source. “he is keen to come back so we certainly want him back so it has happened to, we simply need to us dot the ‘Is’ and mix the ‘Ts.’