Matt LeBlanc is having "lots of fun" with the revamped 'Top Gear'.

Matt LeBlanc and his co-hosts

Matt LeBlanc and his co-hosts

The 49-year-old actor is now the main host of the motoring show alongside Rory Reid and Chris Harris following the departure of Chris Evans and is drawing on his own comedy background to give a new lightness to the programme, which returned to screens last night (05.03.17).

The former 'Friends' star said "There'll still be plenty of cars and all the technical talk, but there's also a comedy element.

"My background is comedy and it's fun to find a balance between that and the car porn...

"This is the first season for us, but we are starting to click now. We are having lots of fun.

"I made a commitment to the show and I'm having a great time. It's really fun and there's a lot more drinking [this year]."

And Matt wants the celebrity guests on the show - who have typically in the past been invited on for the 'Star in a Reasonably Priced Car' segment, where they compete to register the fastest lap time - to be more involved in the new series.

Asked if they'll still have celebrity guests, he told Closer magazine: "Yes - although I can't give any names just and hopefully they'll be more involved throughout the whole show rather than just one segment."

'Top Gear' was revamped last year when James May, Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond launched a rival show, 'The Grand Tour', on Amazon Prime following Jeremy's sacking for punching a producer in a row over food.

And Matt is impressed by their programme.

He said: "I've caught a bit of it and it is what it is. It's those guys, they are great."

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