Top Gear returns to our screens again with Matt Le Blanc

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The Grand Tour star Jeremy Clarkson, 61, has hit out at actor Matt Le Blanc, 53, following the release of Friends: The Reunion show. In his column for The Sun, the owner of Diddly Squat Farm couldn’t help but take a swipe at the former Top Gear presenter, saying that despite the successful US comedy show, he has “no idea” what happened to Matt after the series wrapped in 2004. The actor played Joey Tribbiani in the hit series which spanned 10 years, before going on to host BBC’s Top Gear, which Jeremy previously fronted for six years before leaving in 2015.

It seems he disappeared without a trace

Jeremy Clarkson

In his column, the motoring fanatic pretended to be clueless about the actor when he addressed the return of the hit US show in a column titled, “Who played Friends’ Joey? I’ve drawn a Blanc.”

Jeremy wrote: “Everyone is very excited about Friends reunited.

“Except me,” he candidly admitted.

The car expert went on to reveal that like his rival Piers Morgan, he too was less than enthused about the show’s return.

Jeremy also explained that he had never properly watched all 10 series of the hit show.

“Because I never saw it the first time round,” he explained.

Despite never having seen the series, Jeremy insisted that he understood the cultural significance of the show.

“I am aware, however, that it was a huge success and launched many careers.

“Though I’ve no idea what happened to the chap who played Joey,” he added.

He finished: “It seems he disappeared without a trace.”

This isn’t the first time the presenter has thrown shade at the US actor.

While presenting the game show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? earlier this year, the star couldn’t help but take a dig at the Friends actor.

After a question prompted the host to relay the jobs of the fictional cast, Jeremy once again appeared clueless about the Friends star.

He said: “Monica was a chef, Rachel works in fashion, Joey was an actor.

“I don’t know whatever happened to the character who played Joey… disappeared without a trace… poor man,” he continued.

Matt presented the hit BBC motoring series for two years, during which he hosted alongside Virgin Radio DJ Chris Evans before his departure in 2016.

In an interview with the Radio Times in 2017, the Friends actor admitted that he and his Top Gear predecessor were “not friends”.

Despite enjoying Jeremy’s spin off series The Grand Tour, Matt said he has only met the presenter once before.

He said: “I’ve met him once but I don’t have his phone number.

“Not because I don’t like Jeremy, I think he’s a brilliant guy. Super crafty, great writer, very funny. But he and I are not… mates,” he added.

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