Matt LeBlanc wants Top Gear to run for another 40 years
Matt LeBlanc says Top Gear could run and run (Picture: BBC)

Matt LeBlanc says Top Gear has staying power.

The show, now heading into its 25th series, has been on the air for 41 years.

Current host Matt wants to see the programe go on for another two decades, but he imagines the cars that will feature will look a lot different.

‘It’s a timeless show’, Matt said.

‘I wonder what they’ll be covering in 41 years? If we’re making flying cars, I’m sure Top Gear will be talking about that. It’s a very strong brand. There will always be a place for it because human beings have a strong sense of independence, and the car gives you that. You start the car on your driveway and suddenly you’re the master of your own destiny.

‘That’s a very human instinct. That’s why I’m not a fan of autonomous cars. I can see the point of them if you’ve had too much to drink at the pub and need a lift home. But I don’t think that’s what they’re designed for!’

Top Gear series 25
The boys will attempt to build the world’s fastest tractor in series 25 (Picture: BBC)

Matt is back with his co-hosts Chris Harris and Rory Reid, and says their bromance is the ‘key’ to keeping people tuned in.

‘We’ve been thinking outside the box more, and the chemistry between the three of us has been getting stronger as we get to know each other better’ the actor said.

‘It’s enjoyable to watch people who are enjoying their job. No one wants to watch someone who hates their job.’

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