The Friends actor has gone on to have further TV success with Golden Globe-winning show Episodes, where he plays an exaggerated version of himself opposite British TV favourites Stephen Mangan and Tamsin Greig.

Matt has also reinvented himself as a TV presenter, taking over at the helm of cult BBC motoring programme Top Gear following the sacking of Jeremy Clarkson and the subsequent resignation of his co-presenters Richard Hammond and James May.

“I want to retire in my early fifties,” Matt, who turns 50 in July, said during filming of the new Top Gear series, reports The Daily Star.

“I want everything set up. Otherwise you look and go ‘50! Whooo, where did that go?’ I’m beginning to take stock. I want retirement accomplished.”

Matt also spoke about the lack of contact he's had with broadcaster Chris Evans, who fronted the revamped Top Gear with Matt, but quit after the series was panned by critics.

"I did not know what was coming until I read that in the paper," he told The Sun. “And also I haven't heard from him since – which is his choice."

While rumours were rife the pair didn’t get along while shooting in 2016, Matt has rubbished the claims, and insisted there was no animosity between the two presenters.

"I saw the stories that we weren't getting along and there was a row between us, but we were fine. I liked Chris Evans. I think my schedule is tough, but he was doing a radio show every morning, and that was a lot to deal with. Maybe that was what it was – I honestly don't know,” he shrugged.