Friends reunion LIVE – Reactions, best moments, how to watch and latest news on HBO Max special with Justin Bieber cameo

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.

And in the UK it is available to watch on Sky and NOW TV streaming service.

Read our Friends live blog for the very latest updates…

  • Joseph Gamp

    WATCH LISA KUDROW PERFORM SMELLY CAT WITH LADY GAGA DURING FRIENDS: THE REUNION

    Watch Lisa Kudrow perform Smelly Cat with Lady Gaga during Friends: The Reunion

     

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    GMB'S BEN SHEPHARD MADE CAMEO APPEARANCE IN FRIENDS 20 YEARS AGO

    BEN Shephard thrilled fans as he revealed his "ageless" look during his cameo in Friends 20 years ago.

    The Good Morning Britain presenter made a brief appearance in an episode of the sitcom back in 2002. Ben, 46, today played out his proud moment in The One Where Rachel Is Late in which he was credited as Man with Microphone.

    He was seen as a reporter on a red carpet trying to get an interview as Joey took Chandler to a film premiere. Ben explained "Friends was at its peak. I got to interview Marta [Kauffman, executive producer] on set.

    "She was brilliant. While we were talking I knew they were shooting Joey's premiere that night. I said to the crew, 'why don't I try and angle this interview and get us on set'.

    "I'd been chatting with Marta, saying we were really looking forward to seeing it because it's red carpet and part of our trade."

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    FRIENDS CAST MEMBERS EARN $30MILLION A YEAR EACH FROM SYNDICATION

    According to USA Today every year the stars all receive two per cent of any syndication revenue the show makes.

    the six main cast members were thought to be earning a staggering $1million per episode (around £708,515.00).

    A guide at the Warner Bros. Studio tour previously revealed that Friends rakes in $1billion each year for the network, which means each cast member is given a paycheck of around $20million (£15,641,300) annually.

    This increased to a whopping $30million once Netflix began to stream the show.

    On top of that, The Hollywood Reporter revealed the cast were also paid £1.7million and £2.1million for The Reunion.

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    JENNIFER ANISTON AND DAVID SCHWIMMER ADMIT THEY ALMOST BECAME 'REAL LIFE ROSS AND RACHEL'

    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. 

    “The first season, I had a major crush on Jen,” David admits, with Jennifer agreeing the feelings were reciprocal.  

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    EXPLAINED: DID ANY OF THE FRIENDS CAST DATE IN REAL LIFE?

    Fans have often wondered if any of the show's storylines spilled out into real life.

    Did Jennifer Aniston ever date David Schwimmer or did things get friendly between onscreen husband and wife Courteney Cox and Matthew Perry?

    There has long been speculation that things did get steamy when the cameras stopped rolling.

    But it seems that while the main cast never got down to business with each other, they did with the guest cast – well three of the show's main stars did.

    Read more here.

     

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    MATTHEW PERRY ‘MADE EVERYONE UNEASY AT FRIENDS: THE REUNION’ AS HE FAILED TO ADDRESS ADDICTION STRUGGLES

    MATTHEW Perry made everyone uneasy at Friends: The Reunion because he failed to address his addiction struggles, it is claimed.

    Matthew revealed on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show in 2016 that he couldn't remember "somewhere between season three and six" of his time on the NBC sitcom.

    The star was addicted to Vicodin, methadone, amphetamines and alcohol, but eventually received a Champion of Recovery award in 2013 for opening sober residency Perry House.

    Variety critic Caroline Framke wrote on the reunion: "The special ultimately declines to discuss any of his troubled experience explicitly, but it nonetheless lingers around the margins with palpable unease.

    "When his castmates talk about staying in touch with each other, he cracks a joke about how he doesn't hear 'from anyone' so dryly that it's impossible to tell if it's actually joke."

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    HORROR MOMENT FOR MATT LE BLANC REVISITED

    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.

  • Liam Llewellyn

    JENNIFER'S LIPPY

    In an interview with Glamour, Rachel Green herself, Jennifer Aniston revealed her go to lipstick shade when filming Friends.

    ""They’re always sort of regurgitating trends. How about MAC’s Paramount lipstick? It was a browny brick. I remember that was my go-to colour when I was doing Friends."

    And good news beauty fans, the shade will set you back an affordable £17.50 and is still available from MAC today.

  • Liam Llewellyn

    MATTHEW'S TRIP TO THE DENTIST

    It was recently confirmed that Matthew had undergone dental work that affected his speech after fans were concerned he sounded slurred.

    The "slurred" speech in the Friends reunion promo video was due to an emergency dental procedure not a drugs relapse, a source has claimed.

    A source told The Sun: "Matthew turned up to the reunion and members of his team said that he had an emergency tooth procedure that day.

    "That was said to impact his wellbeing and also how he was feeling. He had been in pain from what we understand, which caused the slurred speech.

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    PEARLY WHITES

    Friends fans have admitted they were distracted during The Reunion Special thanks to Matthew Perry's bright white teeth.

    Fans took to Twitter in the droves to comment on Matthew's teeth as they were shocked by how white they appeared on camera.

    One woman kicked off the discussion, writing: "I'm also massively thrown by Matthew Perry's teeth #FriendsReunion."

    Another agreed alongside laughing emojis: "I’ll be honest. I’m struggling to get past Matthew Perry’s teeth #FriendsReunion."

    "Is it me or are Matthew Perry’s teeth impossibly white on the Friends Reunion?" a third asked as they too were distracted.

  • Liam Llewellyn

    STILL EARNING BIG FROM FRIENDS

    According to USA Today every year the stars all receive two per cent of any syndication revenue the show makes.

    the six main cast members were thought to be earning a staggering $1million per episode (around £708,515.00).

    A guide at the Warner Bros. Studio tour previously revealed that Friends rakes in $1billion each year for the network, which means each cast member is given a paycheck of around $20million (£15,641,300) annually.

    This increased to a whopping $30million once Netflix began to stream the show.

    On top of that, The Hollywood Reporter revealed the cast were also paid £1.7million and £2.1million for The Reunion.

  • Liam Llewellyn

    FRIENDS FANS SOB AFTER COURTENEY COX SAYS THERE WILL NOT BE ANOTHER REUNION

    Monica Geller star Courteney Cox says “this will be the last time that we’re ever asked about the show as a group, like we’re not going to do this again in 15 more years”, a statement no fan of the show wanted to hear.

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    THAT'S IT!

    I hope you enjoyed our live posts on the Friends reunion!

    Now excuse me while I go cry some more…

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    CAST EMBRACE AS FINALE COMES TO AN END

    What a fantastic show. A perfect way to remember one of the best shows seen in the history of TV.

    Viewers loved it and flooded Twitter with comments.

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    NO FRIENDS COMEBACK FOR LISA

    Lisa Kudrow has revealed the emotional reason she'd NEVER do a Friends movie or a new series.

    The 57-year-old – who played Phoebe Buffay – was asked by presenter James Corden if she had ever contemplated returning to the role that made her famous.

    She replied: "No, I'm sorry I haven't."

    "Everyone's lives are very nice and they would have to unravel all those good things in order for there to be stories.

    "I don't want anyone's happy endings unravelled."

  • Liam Llewellyn

    FRIENDS FANS RECALL WATCHING THE FINALE

    The final episode of Friends was an emotional time.

    Viewers reminisce in the time the show came to a tearful end.

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    VIEWERS STUNNED BY JENNIFER AND CHRIS' CHEMISTRY OFF SCREEN

    Fans can't believe the pair had a huge crush off screen as well as on it!

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    FRIENDS FASHION SHOW

    The likes of Cindy Crawford and Cara Cara Delevingne and Justin Bieber model some famous outfits worn in the show.

    Matt LeBlanc even models one of Chandler's outfits!

    I mean "could he be wearing any more clothes?"

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    ROMANCE IN THE AIR

    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. 

    “The first season, I had a major crush on Jen,” David admits, with Jennifer agreeing the feelings were reciprocal.  

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    NERVOUS MATTHEW

    Matthew Perry 'felt like he would die' with 'sweating and convulsions' on the Friends set – leaving his co-stars shocked.

    The 51-year-old actor played Chandler Bing in the hit sitcom, giving fans around the world plenty of laughs across the 10 seasons.

    However, Matthew has revealed the pressure he felt to get the laughs throughout the show's entire run on the Friends reunion show.

    But Matthew admitted he had a different experience entirely, telling his co-stars: "To me, I felt like I was going to die if they didn't laugh, and it's not healthy, for sure.

    "I would sometimes say a line and they wouldn't laugh and I would sweat and go into like convulsions, if I didn't get the laugh I was supposed to get."

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    MAGGIE'S HERE

    The fast talking New-Yorker Janice, played by Maggie Wheeler makes an appearance!

    She featured in 19 episodes over the show's ten seasons and the reunion wouldn't have been the same without a cameo from her!

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    BLOOPERS

    The cast are now looking back at some the funniest gaffes from filming.

    The fans are absolutely loving them!

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    KIT IS IN THE BUILDING

    Kit Harrington is another celeb guest to feature in the special Friends Reunion.

    The Game of Thrones star says the scene where Ross, Joey and Rachel attempt to carry the sofa up the stairs is the "funniest thing I've seen on TV."

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    SMELLY CAT AND LADY GAGA

    Lady Gaga's here and she performs Smelly Cat with Phoebe!

    She thanked her Lisa for her portrayal of the character throughout the show.

    What a moment.

  • Liam Llewellyn

    SPECIAL CHEMISTRY

    Monica and Chandler's relationship was a classic, and the fans think so too!

    https://twitter.com/jamesgunnwrites/status/1398009149968027654

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