MATT LeBlanc believes the chemistry between Top Gear’s three hosts will help get the show back on track.

The programme is returning for its 25th series and will be fronted by LeBlanc, Chris Harris and Rory Reid, as well as mystery racing driver The Stig.

This will be the current line-up’s third series together and the former Friends star says their relationship will help attract new viewers to the show.

He said: “Every season we try to progress it. What we’ve done this time is broaden the appeal of the show. This year the films are bigger and have way more comedy.

“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.

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

“It will always be a car show, but we’re trying to broaden the demographic to make it appeal to a wider audience.”

Reid, who joined the show in 2016 following a public casting call, believes Top Gear is bigger than any one presenter.

He said: “Top Gear has been going for decades and decades. This is just an evolution of the brand.

“We’re just the custodians of it, and I dare say in the future other presenters will carry the brand forward. I’ll keep watching it through all its iterations.

“Top Gear is bigger than any one presenter.”

Harris, who made his name reviewing cars on YouTube before getting his big break on Top Gear, said: “Because we’ve had time to get to know each other. People often use the C word – and by that, I mean ‘chemistry’.

“But you don’t just sit in a room and instantly have chemistry – that’s not possible. You have to get to know each other.

“You need to get to know where the other person’s funny bone is and what annoys them.

“And that’s what we’ve done.”