F1 star Eddie Jordan is the latest star to join the new Top Gear line-up.
He is expected to sign his contract in the next couple of days.
Sources from the show have told the 澳门新蒲京娱乐场 that the contract is just a formality.
Producers hope that Eddie, 67, will bring knowledge about cars and racing, thanks to his background.
Irish Eddie – real name Edmund – was the founder and owner of Jordan Grand Prix from 1991- 2005.
He was the lead analyst for the F1 coverage on the BBC from 2009 to 2015.
The racing fanatic will join Matt LeBlanc and Chris Evans when the show returns on May 8th.
Yesterday it was announced that the Friends star will be part of the new line-up.
The Episodes actor is the fastest-ever Star in a Reasonably Priced Car – he famously set an as-yet unbeaten lap time of 1m 42.1s in the Kia cee’d.
The American star is just one of the new team of the eagerly awaited return of Top Gear - which is seen as the planet's biggest motoring entertainment show.
They will take over from Jeremy Clarkson, James May, Richard Hammond who previously hosted the hit show.
Matt, who has won a Golden Globe for Episodes, commented: “As a car nut and a massive fan of Top Gear, I'm honoured and excited to be a part of this iconic show’s new chapter. What a thrill!”
LeBlanc’s appointment marks the first time the show has ever had a non-British host in its 39-year history.
Chris Evans said of his new presenter: "Matt’s a lifelong fellow petrolhead and I’m thrilled he’s joining Top Gear. Acting out our craziest car notions on screen is a dream job and I know we’ll both be debating some epic road trip ideas.
“We can’t wait to share what we’ve been up to on screen later this year," he added.
Alan Tyler, the BBC’s Acting Controller for Entertainment Commissioning said: "Matt is a class act and a brilliant signing for Top Gear. He is a self-confessed car fanatic with a passion for the programme. I’m really looking forward to watching Chris and Matt bring the all new show to our audiences."
LeBlanc’s international appeal has grown despite filming the finale of his global hit Friends almost 12 years ago.
The actor is a familiar face to Top Gear viewers too, having been a two-time guest on the show.
LeBlanc also presented the recent standalone spin-off Top Gear: The Races, where he led fans through some of the most memorable racing moments from the previous 22 series.
BBC have hinted that additional Top Gear cast members will be confirmed shortly.