What we learned from the Friends Reunion – cast crush to stars refusing to watch

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The Friends Reunion show has now landed on UK television – could we be more excited?

OK, the hard-to-please critics may not have been too kind but it is still a must-see for any of the show's millions of fans across the world.

Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry and Lisa Kudrow roll back the years and take us all on an epic nostalgia trip.

Trivia games, classic clips, old friends, fashion shows and celeb interviews are woven into the near 1 hour 45 minute reunion.

The iconic gang talk us all though the hit show, which concluded in 2004 after ten seasons.

Here's eight of the things we learned from an emotional watch.

Bombshell revelation

David Schwimmer and Jennifer Aniston stunned us all as they admit they came so close to getting together.

But as soon as one was ready for love, the other wasn't – unlike characters Ross and Rachel.

David said: "We were crushing hard with each other. But it was like two ships passing, one of us was always in a relationship."

Jen then added: "We just channelled all of our love for each other into Ross and Rachel."

Sorry, no Friends film

Anyone hoping for some great news from this, look away now.

Cold water was poured on the long-running hopes that they will come together on the big screen.

Producers said they would have to unravel happy endings to make it work.

That, the stars accept, just wouldn't sit right.

They rarely watch it

Unlike the rest of us, it doesn't appear to be on their TVs all the time.

Lisa, scatty Phoebe Buffay on the show, accepts there are many series she hasn't watched back on the box.

David said that he hadn't seen the show for 17 years until recently when his daughter started watching it.

Matt explained that he does tune in but finds it very hard to watch himself.

Stars in regular contact

We've been spun lines that the cast rarely ever talk these days.

That's not the case, so they say.

Lisa said: "We may not speak every single day, but if one of us calls you just know that other person is going to pick up.

"We know they will be there."

Corden completely divides

Usually a Brit landing such a huge gig would mean big things over here.

But James Corden continues to confuse – with many totally unsure how has managed to climb to the top of the US ladder.

One critic claims he was only able to draw out 'superficial conversations' from the cast.

Another called it a 'banal 104-minute special sandwiches these flashes of reunion magic between a lot of silly, tiresome filler'.

Role reversal

Courteney Cox originally auditioned for the role of Rachel Green on Friends.

We found out the Monica Geller star almost got the gig of her best pal.

Thankfully, bosses so her potential for another part.

You can't help but wonder what would have happened if she got it!

Gruesome injury

Series three's The One Where No-One's Ready landed Matt LeBlanc in hospital.

Chandler and Joey are fighting over an armchair and what happened next caused panic on set.

Matt said: "I went to jump over the coffee table, somehow tripped, my legs went up in the air, and my shoulder came out of its socket."

Co-creator David Crane said: "In come all the paramedics, they've got to take him to the hospital, and that was the end of filming."

No more reunions

Not only will there be no more series or a film but they won't all get together on camera again, it appears.

Courteney said to her castmates: "Just think, this is the last time we will ever be in the same room talking about the show.

"We won't be doing it in ten or 15 years, will we?"

That's that then, folks!

Watch Friends: The Reunion on Sky One and streaming service NOW from Thursday 27 May

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