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David Schwimmer reveals Friends reunion special will ‘film outside’ next month for Covid safety measures

David Schwimmer and Friends cast
Not long until the Friends gang reunite before our eyes (Picture: Getty Images)

David Schwimmer has shared an exciting new update about the Friends reunion special, which will begin filming next month. 

The 54-year-old actor is preparing to reunite with his ol’ pals Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow and Matt LeBlanc for the anticipated HBO Max episode which was first announced last year. 

Speaking to Andy Cohen on SiriusXM’s Radio Andy, David teased: ‘It’s happening. Actually, in a little over a month I’m heading out to LA.’ 

The special suffered delays last year due to coronavirus pandemic restrictions but the production team have worked a way around the obstacle. 

David, who famously played paleontologist Ross Gellar in the sitcom, revealed: ‘So, finally, I mean, we figured out a way to film it safely and there’s going to be a portion of it that we filmed outside because of, you know, for safety protocols.’ 

Andy, 52, then grilled the actor on who will do the honours of hosting the reunion and he was quick to rule out the top contenders. 

‘I can tell you it’s not Ellen, and it’s not Billy Crystal,’ David promised. 

‘I can tell you who it’s not, but that’ll take a while, probably.’ 

He then joked: ‘Andy, is it you?’ to which the Watch What Happens Live host replied: ‘Oh my God. I wish it was.’ 

Friends cast featuring Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer
Fans haven’t seen the whole Friends cast on-screen together since 2004 (Picture: Getty Images)

Amid fears the special would be cancelled altogether due to the pandemic, Chandler Bing actor Matthew shared an update last November and tweeted: ‘Friends reunion being rescheduled for the beginning of March. 

‘Looks like we have a busy year coming up. And that’s the way I like it.’ 

Lisa, who plays kooky Phoebe Buffay, previously promised fans that the reunion will be worth the wait.

‘There are other things in it,’ she teased to Digital Spy, adding: ‘There are other things to it; things I shouldn’t really talk about because they should be good – but those things can’t happen [right now].’

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