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Will the Friends reunion be shown in the UK? And how do I watch it?

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<p>The cast of Friends</p> (HBO Max Pop /Twitter)

The cast of Friends

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Rejoice! The moment Friends fans have been waiting for is here.

On Thursday, Friends: The Reunion will be aired on British screens,17 years since the show ended in 2004.

The one-off special will be broadcast in the UK on Thursday, May 27 at 8pm on Sky One or through NOW.

But how can you watch? Here’s what you need to know.

What can I expect from the Friends reunion episode?

Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer have got back together for a one-off episode to look back at the beloved comedy called The One Where They Get Back Together.

The cast will not be in character and will appear as themselves in the special, which was repeatedly delayed by the pandemic and was originally set to arrive in May last year.

They returned to Stage 24 at Warner Bros studios, where they filmed for 10 years from 1994, to record the special.

It will be hosted by James Corden and will feature guest appearances from David Beckham, Justin Bieber, BTS, Cindy Crawford, Cara Delevingne, Lady Gaga, Elliot Gould, Kit Harington, Larry Hankin, Mindy Kaling, Thomas Lennon, Christina Pickles, Tom Selleck, James Michael Tyler, Maggie Wheeler, Reese Witherspoon and Malala Yousafzai.

The trailer was released last week.

When will it be shown in the UK?

Friends: The Reunion will be be available on demand from 8am on Thursday (May 27) on NOW and Sky.

It will be shown on Sky One at 8pm.

... And in the States?

For all our friends in America, the show starts streaming on HBO Max on Thursday, May 27.

How can I watch?

You need to get Sky or NOW.

At the moment, the cheapest Sky package, if you want to subscribe, costs £25 a month for 18 months.

Alternatively, you can watch the reunion on streaming service NOW.

Currently, NOW is offering a subscription free for seven days.

After the free week, you could pick their Entertainment Pass, which includes access to 16 live channels (Sky Atlantic, Comedy Central, National Geographic) and 300 boxsets including Game of Thrones, Mare of Easttown and Grey’s Anatomy for £9.99 per month.

What if I fancy watching some old episodes?

Friends airs every day on Comedy Central UK. Or you can find it on Netflix in the UK.

Buzz Bingo calculated that to watch all 10 seasons and 236 episodes would take 81 hours - that’s three days and 9-and-a-half hours to watch all episodes nonstop.

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