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Friends star reveals reunion may see actors back in character

Could we BE more excited?

David Schwimmer has confirmed that the long-awaited Friends reunion will finally shoot next week,  a year after the pandemic delayed filming.

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Speaking on The Graham Norton Show, David revealed: "We're going to be shooting a Friends reunion next week so I'm hopping on a plane this afternoon. I'm gonna see everyone next week for the first time in many years."

The actor, who starred in the beloved sitcom which ran for ten seasons between 1994 and 2004, also answered one of the biggest questions fans have about the reunion.

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He revealed that instead of being in character as three-time divorcee Ross, he - along with the rest of the cast - will be appearing as themselves in the TV special.

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"There's nothing scripted. We're not in character, we're all ourselves – the real people," he said.

However, he did hint that he and his co-stars may briefly be reviving their characters for one segment of the show. "There is one section of it that I don't want to give it away, but we all read something," he teased.

The programme will mark the first time since the show ended in 2004 that all six of the stars, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David, have appeared in front of cameras together.

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Monica's apartment has been recreated for the one-off special

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The actor's comments come after fans were given their first glimpse of Monica's restored apartment, where it's believed the reunion will take place.

Original set designer Greg Grande took to Instagram to share a photo of the perfectly recreated apartment. "Ssssh, something's happening, deja vu... coming alive once again," he captioned the snap.

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