Matt Le Blanc's brilliant Brexit joke shows Top Gear is finally finding its feet 5 years ago

Matt Le Blanc's brilliant Brexit joke shows Top Gear is finally finding its feet

Another week, another smattering of positive reviews for the new series of Top Gear.

After a controversial first episode, the new Clarkson-free era of Top Gear seems to be going from strength to strength as presenters Chris Evans and Matt le Blanc find their feet.

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This week saw the American actor's best episode yet, as he cheekily took swipe at the upcoming EU referendum in a segment introducing The Stig.

"Some say he thinks Brexit is a laxative," the former Friends star quipped, before being greeted with barrels of (not canned) laughter.

"And for tax purposes he's classified as a biscuit."

It was a simple enough joke, to join the many great one liners delivered about Top Gear's mysterious test driver, but for many viewers, Matt's delivery was a sign the show was finally beginning to match the previous era of Top Gear.

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This week's episode saw Professor Brian Cox and Bear Grylls join the team in a Stars in a RallyCross car challenge.

Elsewhere, Chris Evans, joined fellow new presenters Eddie Jordan, Sabine Schmitz and Matt LeBlanc in Venice in a cheap second hand cars challenge.

While viewership was down again for the show, BBC are hoping figures may have something to do with the airing of Switzerland vs France on BBC One.

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With two episodes remaining of this current run of Top Gear, speculation is rife about what form the show should return in, if the BBC chooses to bring it back.