'Friends' reunion special: How to watch the episode in the UK

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Friends: The Reunion will be made available to UK viewers. (Photo by Jon Ragel/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images)

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The long-awaited Friends reunion special is set for release in the US this week and luckily for UK fans, it's being made available over here too.

Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc and Matthew Perry came together to film the unscripted Friends: The Reunion which sees them look back on their time in the hugely popular comedy programme that ran from 1994 to 2004.

In the UK and Ireland viewers with a subscription to Sky's streaming platform NOW can catch the episode from 8am BST on Thursday 27 May prior to an evening broadcast at 8pm on Sky One.

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The six main actors of the series returned to Stage 24 at Warner Bros studios, where they filmed the show for 10 years, to record the special.

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They will be joined by former co-stars including Tom Selleck, Reese Witherspoon and Elliot Gould as well as famous fans like David Beckham, Lady Gaga and Malala Yousafzai.

A trailer for the special was released last week, showing the six stars walking around the studios, taking part in a table read and doing a trivia game reminiscent of the contest the gang competed in for the show's fourth season as the characters competed for Monica's apartment.

James Corden will host the reunion and was seen in the trailer asking the stars about the show's most contentious issue: “Were Ross and Rachel on a break?”

While Aniston, Perry, Cox and Kudrow all answered "yes", LeBlanc declared it was: "Bulls***".

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