Crisis? What crisis? After weeks of rumours and negativity surrounding the relaunch of Top Gear, the news that American actor Matt LeBlanc is to be a co-presenter of Top Gear has dominated social media for the past hour.
Within minutes of the breaking news, Twitter was filled with witty one-liners and Vines. From baby marsupials to a ‘Porsche-a’, these are the tweets that caught our eye.
BBC Three remembers the time LeBlanc dropped a subtle hint…
— BBC Three (@bbcthree) February 4, 2016
Then there’s the inevitable reference to a baby kangaroo…
Not sure about the new Top Gear presenter pic.twitter.com/2OLZmzWqj8
— Luke McGee (@lukemcgee) February 4, 2016
And the Porsche-a…
An exclusive look at Matt LeBlanc preparing for his role on Top Gear… pic.twitter.com/I4F9k1j2z8
— TheLADbible (@TheLadBible) February 4, 2016
We understand this chap appeared alongside LeBlanc in a little-known show called Friends…
When you weren’t asked to host Top Gear. pic.twitter.com/5vV1l1DHGr
— Anne T. Donahue (@annetdonahue) February 4, 2016
The Daily Telegraph gets in on the act…
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) February 4, 2016
Bravo, Daniel Switzer. Bravo.
If Joey is hosting Top Gear, won’t he always be getting stuck in second gear?
— Daniel Switzer (@daniel_switzer) February 4, 2016
Oh, and well done Chris Pollitt, too…
Bloody hell, Twitter. Calm down.
Your mother warned you there’d be days like these.
— Chris Pollitt (@ThePollitt) February 4, 2016
Simon Harris is feeling a little nonplussed by the whole thing…
Never heard of him. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
— Simon Harris (@IAmSimonHarris) February 4, 2016
Meanwhile, Lauren Cain is shedding a few tears…
Top gear will not be the same
— LaurenCain (@laurencain___) February 4, 2016
So what do you think? Is Top Gear in safe hands? Let us know.