FRIENDS star MATT LeBLANC banned his new wife from taking part in their epic motorbike trip through Italy this summer (03) - because he found out she was pregnant.

The actor was shocked by the surprise news, and insisted his new wife MELISSA McKNIGHT - who has two kids from a previous relationship - had to sit out the rest of the journey.

He says, "I said, 'OK, get off the back of the bike and into the van.' This is number three for her, so she's kinda going easy on me."

12/11/2003 17:36