AFTER years of waiting, Friends fans can finally feast their eyes on the hit show’s huge reunion special.
That’s right Rachel, Ross, Monica, Chandler, Joey and Phoebe are back on our screens for a special episode called The One Where They Get Back Together.
Fans in the US can watch it on streaming service HBO Max and UK fans can watch it all unfold on Sky One from 8pm tonight.
For those that could not wait, it has been available to watch on Sky and NOW TV streaming service since 8 am.
In news sure to make diehard fans happy, ALL six stars are back for the reunion, plus special guests… but they won’t be alone.
The Sun revealed how producers have also roped in some of the world’s biggest stars for cameo appearances.
Justin Bieber filmed scenes wearing Ross Geller’s famous “Spudnik” potato costume from eighth-season episode The One With The Halloween Party.
James Corden is hosting and other guests are thought to include David Beckham, Cara Delevingne, Lady Gaga and Reese Witherspoon.
HORROR MOMENT FOR MATT
The Friends reunion showed the excruciating moment Matt LeBlanc dislocated his shoulder for real in the middle of a episode.
The Joey Tribbiani star was performing a slapstick stunt when he hurt himself in the season three episode, The One Where No One’s Ready.
The injury ended up getting written into the show by saying Joey fell off the bed.
LIVE AUDEINCE ASK THE CAST QUESTIONS
Fans in the live crowd are asking the star-studded cast questions about the show.
David Schwimmer talks about his experience with his alter-ego Ross’s new pet monkey Marcel from series one.
I think it’s fair to say he had a challenging time filming with the monkey and fans found David recalling his experience hilarious.
FANS OF FRIENDS PRAISE THE SHOW
Die-hard Friends fans praise the show for helping them get through tough times.
Viewers also took to Twitter to express how important the show was to them.
ALL TOO MUCH FOR JEN
Jennifer Aniston breaking down in tears as soon as she returned to the famous set.
While they were clearly emotional to see each other, Jennifer was already crying as she came through the door and saw them on the set.
She said: “That’s amazing. Oh weird! Where’s the tissue box?”
TOM SELLECK IS HERE
The second special celeb guest appearance is Blue Bloods star Tom Selleck!
He was the mystery voice on the answering machine during the cast’s quiz.
THANK GOD JENNIFER
It’s a good job Jennifer did not listen to the producer on her other show during her time of casting for Friends.
He really thought it wouldn’t make her a star?
Clearly that statement did not age well…
LESSON FROM MATT LeBLANC
Wise words from Matt, who told the truth about his accident when he went for his call-back, still got the role and as they say, the rest is history!
Always tell the truth no matter what!
The incredible Friends creators David Crane and Marta Kauffman admit they had to beg David Schwimmer to sign up for the show.
Imagine if he wasn’t in the cast?!
THE CAST GO DOWN MEMORY LANE
The Friends cast re-read some of their iconic lines!
What a moment.
REESE WITHERSPOON IS HERE
Reese Witherspoon is the first celeb guest to make an appearance on the reunion.
The actress played Rachel Green’s sister.
FRIENDS’ CAST FAVOURITE EPISODES
There were many great episodes on Friends.
Which eps did you like the most?
MATTHEW JOKES HE NEVER HEARS FROM ANY OF THE CAST
The actor, 51 – who played Chandler Bing in the hit show – was asked whether the cast stay in touch after all these years.
While Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe Buffay) they all “stay in touch”, Matthew said he doesn’t hear from anyone.
Lisa said: “We stay in touch for sure, maybe not every day but you know, we have such a bond from having done this show and forged this very tight relationship that any time you text or call someone, they’re gonna pick up. They’ll be there.”
James Corden then asked: “Who doesn’t pick up?”
Matthew Perry joked: “I don’t hear from anyone!”
SPEAKING OF COMING FULL CIRCLE…
One of the best ‘How it started – How it’s going’ tweets I have seen.
BACK TO WHERE IT ALL BEGAN
The reunion is taking place in front of the fountain where the omening credits were shot.
It’s come full circle…
HERE COME THE CAST
Moderator James Corden welcomes the cast to a standing ovation from the audience!
What a lovely setting!
THE FRIENDS THEME TUNE IS ICONIC
Hearing that classic theme tune will never get old!
FRIENDS FANS IN TEARS ALREADY
This is going to be an emotional one, fans are already tearing up and we’ve only just begun!
Strap yourselves in folks, the Friends Reunion begins on Sky One now!
MORE THAN FRIENDS?
Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer have confessed that they almost became a real-life Ross and Rachel during the Friends Reunion special.
The duo became the ultimate will they/won’t they couple during the 10-year run of the NBC sitcom, and almost 25 years later, they admitted their sexual chemistry came largely down to their off-screen flirtations.
WILL THE CAST APPEAR IN CHARACTER?
The stars will not appear in character during the special, which saw filming repeatedly delayed by the pandemic and was originally set to arrive in May last year.
Instead, they will look back at some of the show’s best known moments, take part in a trivia game and look at the show’s most famous sets.
17 YEARS LATER…
For the first time in 17 years, the cast of Friends reunites for a special celebration of the beloved, smash-hit comedy series.
They relive the show’s fan-favorite and unforgettable moments.
This once-in-a-lifetime special event honors the iconic series, which continues to permeate the zeitgeist today, with a hilarious and heartfelt night full of laughter and tears.
GET YOUR HANDS ON FRIENDS MERCH
Asda is selling kitchen items themed on the famous six pals and you can pick them up for 90 per cent off.
The supermarket currently is selling a 12-piece set of plates, saucers and bowls for just £3 down from £30.
PIERS MORGAN BLASTS FRIENDS
Piers Morgan has branded Friends the “most overrated show in TV history”.
Sharing a press photo from the reunion, which premiered today, the outspoken TV presenter ranted: “Am I the only person in the world who couldn’t care less about this?
“Friends isn’t funny – never has been, never will be.”
He savagely added: “Most overrated show in TV history.”
I guess that’s one person who will not be watching the reunion…
WHO WILL FEATURE IN THE FRIENDS REUNION?
The six main characters, as well as the show’s creators, will all feature on screen – but who else is due to make an appearance.
But that’s not all, as 18 celebs will guest star in the Friends reunion, such as David Beckham, Cindy Crawford, James Corden and Cara Delevingne.
You do not want to miss it!
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