'Friends' fans fuming about James Corden hosting reunion

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Friends fans have expressed their outrage after James Corden was revealed to be the host of the show's eagerly anticipated reunion.

Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer and co are reuniting on screen 17 years after the hit comedy wrapped in 2004.

A new trailer was unveiled this week and it became evident that the special show will be hosted by actor and comedian Corden.

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The news sparked a bit of a debate on social media, with many Friends fans asking what the star has to do with the much-loved comedy.

"What is James Corden doing there?? The reunion is better off with just the original cast," one person tweeted, while another simply asked: "James Corden, why?"

"Was pretty much up for watching that Friends reunion, then I heard James Corden’s voice on the trailer , and I was a little bit sick in my mouth," said another disgruntled viewer.

"Now why have they gotta ruin the Friends reunion with James Corden," said another.

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Matt Le Blanc, Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox, Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, And Lisa Kudrow in "Friends." (Getty Images)

However, others said they think the Late Late Show host is a good addition.

"To the person who put James Corden at the Friends reunion: I love you thank you so so much for putting my favourite people together," one happy fan tweeted.

"Waaaait James Corden is hosting the Friends reunion??! This is going to be soooo good!!" predicted another.

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The Friends cast at the 54th Annual Emmy Awards in 2002. (AFP via Getty Images)

It isn’t the first time that viewers have queried an aspect of the reunion.

When the first teaser dropped last week a cast list was unveiled, and many people were surprised that Paul Rudd’s name wasn’t on it.

While stars such as Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga were listed there was no mention of Rudd, who played Phoebe’s boyfriend and then husband Mike Hannigan.

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The reunion will be available on the HBO Max streaming service from 27 May.

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