My night pic.twitter.com/82UYiuQQYw

— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) February 4, 2016

While the news that Friends star Matt LeBlanc will present Top Gear alongside Chris Evans made headlines today, we all knew Jeremy Clarkson wasn't going to go quietly. In what might be mistaken for a desperate ploy to steal the US star's thunder, the ousted former host of the motoring show made headlines of his own after apparently being pulled over by the police.

Sharing a photo of himself talking to officers, with a police car pulled up behind him he wrote simply: "My night".

Fans couldn't resist the golden opportunity to poke fun at the acerbic TV presenter. "You were drag racing with Matt LeBlanc right??" said one commentator. "Clearly not Captain Slow driving then," joked another.

Hey everyone,I\'m really honored and looking forward to working on Top Gear with @achrisevans , damn he\'s tall. pic.twitter.com/XGrcLP0NCl

— Matt LeBlanc (@Matt_LeBlanc) February 4, 2016

Top Gear is set to return to the BBC in May in a new format after its previous main host, Jeremy Clarkson, left when the BBC decided not to renew his contract after he punched a producer over a row about a steak. His co-stars James May and Richard Hammond also decided to leave the show following Clarkson's departure.

Earlier Chris Evans revealed that LeBlanc would be joining him on the popular motoring show, posting a photo of the new line-up with the message: "My new Top Gear Friends. More to come".

"As a car nut and a massive fan of Top Gear, I'm honoured and excited to be a part of this iconic show's new chapter," said the Friends and Episodes star.

My new Top Gear Friends. More to come #TopGear pic.twitter.com/zoGj1cwdNy

— Chris Evans (@achrisevans) February 4, 2016

"Matt's a lifelong fellow petrolhead and I'm thrilled he's joining Top Gear," said Evans. "Acting out our craziest car notions on screen is a dream job and I know we'll both be debating some epic road trip ideas. We can't wait to share what we've been up to on screen later this year."​

The actor also commented on the new gig on Twitter and posted: "Hey everyone,I'm really honored and looking forward to working on Top Gear with @achrisevans , damn h e's tall. [sic] " Earlier in the day he posted: "I love the show. Should be fun. Let the banter begin."

LeBlanc has already appeared on Top Gear​ twice during the Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May era. The Friends and Episodes actor became the fastest-ever "Star in a Reasonably Priced Car" set an as-yet unbeaten lap time of one minute and 42 seconds in the Kia cue's. He will join Evans when the new series premieres in May.

In the meantime, he was clearly having a better day than Clarkson.

Really don\'t think Matt Le Blanc possesses the skill of driving fast enough for Top Gear.

It\'s like he\'s always stuck in 2nd gear...

— Jack Edge (@Edgey_Jack) February 4, 2016

News regarding the new presenter announcement for Top Gear has reached @JeremyClarkson and @MrJamesMay... pic.twitter.com/BvIfC0QiWO

— Michael Pattinson (@MikePattinson) February 4, 2016

BREAKING NEWS: Matt LeBlanc (yes THAT one) is to co-present the new Top Gear. Blimey!

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) February 4, 2016