Canary Wharf has a new friend. New Top Gear presenter Matt LeBlanc brought his muscle car to the estate for some drag racing and declared himself impressed.

Surrounded by film crews, he star of hit US sitcom Friends took time out from filming to tweet “Canary wharf is nice” – which, though lacking the thoroughness of a considered review, certainly simplified his no-doubt complex emotions into a single sentiment.

Which is nice.

LeBlanc, alongside rally driver Ken Block, was on his controversial tour of London for the show which had seen him perform doughnuts near the Cenotaph, break the concentration of the Chancellor as he penned his budget and gatecrash a wedding at St Paul’s Cathedral.

They were touring in Block’s 845bhp 4WD Hoonicorn Ford Mustang from which protruding a selfie stick as they crossed Tower Bridge.

New leader presenter Chris Evans apologised on Monday for the car stunts near the Cenotaph after military leaders complained it was disrespectful.

Evans said he wanted to "apologise unreservedly for what these images seem to portray".

"They look entirely disrespectful, which of course was not and would never be the intention of the Top Gear team, or Matt [LeBlanc]."

The new series of the BBC Two is due to start in May.