By Justin Worland
February 4, 2016

Former Friends star Matt LeBlanc will host BBC show Top Gear beginning this May, the British television network announced Thursday.

LeBlanc joins a new cast put together after the firing of longtime Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson last year for allegedly attacking a producer. British star Chris Evans was previously announced as the show’s new host.

“As a car nut and a massive fan of Top Gear, I’m honored and excited to be a part of this iconic show’s new chapter,” LeBlanc said in a press release.

LeBlanc guest starred on the show in 2012 and set a record in its “Star in a Reasonably Priced Car” segment.

Write to Justin Worland at justin.worland@time.com.

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