Matt LeBlanc, Chris Evans and The Stig on Top Gear

The surprise announcement today that Friends star Matt Le Blanc is one of the new co-hosts of Top Gear has stunned just about everyone, none more so than bookmaker William Hill. Britain’s biggest bookmaker announced that they had not received one single bet on Matt Le Blanc.

The BBC announced on Thursday that Matt will join Chris Evans and The Stig for the new series of the motoring show which is due to air on BBC Two in May. The changes come following the departure of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May last year.

“This is an astonishing bit of secret keeping – nobody predicted Matt Le Blanc and if anyone had enquired we would have made him a 500/1 outsider.” – Rupert Adams, William Hill Spokesman

It is widely expected that a female will be the third and final co-host, expected to be announced in the coming weeks. William Hill has Sabine Schmitz as favourite, although you now get any of the Le Blanc’s female Friend’s co-stars, such as Jennifer Aniston at 100/1.

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