Matt LeBlanc crashed motorbike on honeymoon

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 19 February 2016
Top Gear

Matt LeBlanc, Chris Evans and The Stig

The new 'Top Gear' co-host admits that his "best ride" was crashing his motorbike whilst honeymooning with his wife in the Alps

Matt LeBlanc crashed his motorbike on his honeymoon.

The 'Top Gear' presenter - who joined the motoring show earlier this month - has admitted he experienced the best ride of his life while celebrating his marriage with his now- ex-wife Melissa McKnight, with whom he has 12-year-old daughter Marina, in the French Alps in 2003, despite the fact he accidentally ploughed into something with her on his back.

When asked what the best drive of his life was, he explained: "Going through the Alps on a motorcycle with my wife on the back on our honeymoon.

"We only crashed once, so all in all it was a great ride."

And Matt wasn't the only member of the new 'Top Gear' line-up who has experienced a tough ride over the years as Formula One commentator Eddie Jordan, 67, followed a similar vein to his 48-year-old American co-star.

Speaking in the Top Gear magazine, he said: "When I was 14, I nicked the car keys out of my dad's pocket and took our Anglia 1200 out for a spin to Powerscourt, near Bray. I hit the kerb, went into the bank and put the car on its side."

Meanwhile, Matt and Eddie will present the revamped version of 'Top Gear' alongside Chris Evans, Sabine Schmitz, Rory Reid and Chris Harris when the show returns to screen on May 8 after they were pulled in as the replacement for Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond.

The April issue of BBC Top Gear Magazine will be on sale on Thursday (25.02.16).

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