Have your say: Will you watch the 'Friends' reunion?

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More than 17 years after its final episode aired, the cast of Friends are back together for a special episode that will air in the UK tonight.

After years of speculation, the cast – Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer – reunited for a one-off special.

The beloved TV comedy’s celebrated run ended in May 2004 after 10 seasons and 236 episodes but it has screened virtually every day ever since and all seasons are available to watch on Netflix.

For the first time in 17 years, the cast of Friends reunites for a special celebration of the beloved, smash-hit comedy series. Taped on the original soundstage, Friends: The Reunion finds Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer joined by moderator James Corden and a star-studded roster of special guests as 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. Could we be any more excited?
Friends: The Reunion finds Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer come back together. (HBO Max)
For the first time in 17 years, the cast of Friends reunites for a special celebration of the beloved, smash-hit comedy series. Taped on the original soundstage, Friends: The Reunion finds Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer joined by moderator James Corden and a star-studded roster of special guests as 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. Could we be any more excited?
The Friends cast take part in a trivia game for the reunion. (HBO Max)

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The stars will not appear in character during the special, which saw filming repeatedly delayed by the coronavirus pandemic and was originally set to arrive in May last year.

Instead, they will look back at some of Friends’ best known moments and take part in a trivia game similar to what was seen in the episode The One With The Embryos.

The case will also take a look at the show’s famous sets.

James Corden will host, while A-list guests include David Beckham, Justin Bieber, BTS, Cindy Crawford, Cara Delevingne and Lady Gaga.

The cast of Friends spoke about their experiences of working on the hit TV comedy for the reunion. (PA/HBO Max)
The cast of Friends spoke about their experiences of working on the hit TV comedy for the reunion. (PA/HBO Max)
The set for Monica's apartment will play host to a trivia game for the cast of Friends. (PA/HBO Max)
The set for Monica's apartment will play host to a trivia game for the cast of Friends. (PA/HBO Max)

Aniston, who played Rachel Green, said their fans are even more excited to see the special after enduring the pandemic.

“I think everyone is even more excited to have this experience having been locked in a home for so long, and going through this past year, which was extremely heartbreaking and hard just to endure,” she told Entertainment Tonight.

Cast members from
Cast members from Friends celebrate after the show won the Outstanding Comedy Emmy in 2002. (Getty)

“I think it’s going to be an even more welcomed time for people to see it.”

Friends: The Reunion will be available on demand from 8am today in the UK, before airing on Sky One at 8pm.

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