When it comes to Friends, there were several couplings that really bothered people. From Ross and Rachel to Janice and Chandler, people took issue with several of the romantic relationships that formed on screen. But none divided fans quite like that of Joey and Rachel in the later seasons of the show. It's been 14 years since the final episode of Friends aired, but to this day people are still debating whether the two should have gotten together or not. And it turns out one of the show's stars also has a very strong opinion on the matter. Friends producer and director Kevin S. Bright has revealed that Matt LeBlanc, who played Joey Tribbiani for 10 seasons, was "firmly against" the match. Speaking to Digital Spy, he said: "I can tell you this – in the beginning, Matt LeBlanc did not want to do that story. "He was very firmly against it, saying that he's Ross's friend, and that the type of friend that Joey is would never go and take someone else's girlfriend." Bright added … [Read more...] about Matt LeBlanc was ‘firmly against’ a major Friends storyline
MATT LeBlanc was pictured looking a bit down in the dumps while out for lunch with his daughter today. The Friends actor and Marina Pearl LeBlanc, 14, were out in LA with a family friend when they were spotted. Matt, 50, wore a dark blue t-shirt and jeans while he waited for his car to be brought round. Spending time with his daughter Marina is the "best thing he's ever done" he previously said and that they have "a great bond". He told the Daily Telegraph: “We make breakfast, go horseback riding, hiking, I really try to offset this computer age kid thing that’s going on now with as much time outside." Matt, who co-fronted Top Gear with Chris Evans then did it solo, is dating producer Aurora Mulligan. They met on set while she was working on the show and she's from County Fermanagh in Northern Ireland. Despite staying quiet about their relationship, Aurora has previously posted Instagram snaps of the pair, including one behind the scenes of James Cordon's Late … [Read more...] about Matt LeBlanc looks glum as he heads out to lunch with his daughter in Los Angeles
TOP Gear host Matt LeBlanc shocked fans by quitting the show in a disastrous blow for BBC bosses. The former Friends star, 50, said he did not want to extend his £1million-a-year contract and the next series will be his last. Who's in the running to replace him? James Martin James was born in June 1972 in Malton, North Yorkshire to farmer parents who worked on the Castle Howard estate. He struggled at school as he suffered from dyslexia and later studied catering at Scarborough Technical College. James furthered his chef training in France, where he worked at three Michelin star restaurants, before joining Anthony Worrall Thompson's Kensington eatery. At the age of 22, he became the head chef at the Hotel du Vin in Winchester before starting a TV career on Ready Steady Cook and the Big Breakfast. James fronted the BBC show Saturday Kitchen from 2006 to 2016. In addition, he has been on shows including Sweet Baby James, The Great British Village, James Martin's Food Map … [Read more...] about Who will be the new Top Gear host, why is Matt LeBlanc quitting and why did Chris Evans leave the BBC show?
TOP Gear is known for its daredevil stunts and flashy cars - but it also drives a good bargain in terms of salary. Here's everything you need to know about how much the hosts earn now that Matt Leblanc is quitting the show... What is Matt LeBlanc's Top Gear salary? Matt LeBlanc reportedly earns a salary of £1 million a year on Top Gear- half of what Chris Evans was earning. In 2017 the BBC published an earnings report which detailed their highest paid presenters and actors. However Matt was omitted from this list due to the fact that he is payed by the foreign commercial arm of the corporation - BBC Worldwide which makes money from selling programmes to other countries. Radio 2 host Chris Evans was listed as earning £2,220,000-£2,249,999 but this excluded his earnings from BBC worldwide which partly funds Top Gear. How much did Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond earn on Top Gear? Jeremy Clarkson reportedly earned £1 million a year as the host of Top Gear. However … [Read more...] about What is Matt LeBlanc’s Top Gear salary, how much do the hosts earn and do guests get paid?
And on that bombshell, Matt LeBlanc has announced that he won’t be returning to Top Gear after the next series. The artist formerly know as Joey from Friends was a surprise choice to present the BBC motoring behemoth alongside Chris Evans two years ago, then went on to front the show with Rory Reid and Chris Harris when Evans threw in the towel after just six episodes. LeBlanc, 50, is now hanging up his car keys to spend more time with his family back home in the States. BBC Two controller Patrick Holland has already hinted that a new face is waiting in the wings, saying: “We have great plans to welcome a new co-host to join the team for 2019 and beyond.” So who could it be? Preferably a Brit... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per week … [Read more...] about Who could replace Matt LeBlanc as Top Gear host?