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Matt LeBlanc’s got a new ‘friend’ as rapper Tinie Tempah joined him on Top Gear

Matt LeBlanc has got a new “co-driver” on Top Gear.

The host, 48, shared a picture of him filming for the upcoming series with rapper Tinie Tempah, 27, on location in South Africa.

Pictured sitting next to each other in a blue Porsche and both flashing a thumbs up to the camera, Matt captioned the picture: “My co driver for a few days. Tinie Tempah going low.”

Top Gear host Matt LeBlanc
Top Gear host Matt LeBlanc (BBC)

Matt and Tinie, whose real name is Patrick Chukwuemeka Okogwu, have been filming together for several days, with the rapper tweeting a funny selfie to BBC Radio 1′s Greg James on Monday showing Matt pulling a terrified face at the wheel of the car.

It is unknown what they are filming, but they could be going head-to-head in a Top Gear host-and-popstar challenge with Chris Evans and Sharleen Spiteri, as Chris shared a picture with her in the country on Sunday.

The BBC presenter wrote: “Spiteri Top Gearing. South Africa. Top Girl.”

South African news sources are reporting that the gang is filming in Durban.

Of the new seven-strong presenting line-up, only Chris and Matt have shared images of themselves in South Africa but they appear to be living the high life, with Matt sharing a picture of his arrival by helicopter.