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Friends stars set to reunite in Celebrity Escape Room special for US Comic Relief

Extra.ie logo Extra.ie 9/03/2020 Fran Hanlon
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Friends stars Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow will be teaming up and back on the small screen perhaps sooner than fans of the beloved TV show might expect.

On May 21, Comic Relief US will host its Red Nose Day extravaganza on NBC. Much like its British counterpart, the telethon event boasts wall-to-wall celebrities.

Kudrow and Cox will be joining Hollywood stars Ben Stiller and Adam Scott for an hour-long special, Celebrity Escape Room. Actor Jack Black plans to lock the quartet in, and they must work together on a series of challenges to win their freedom.

They can ask ‘Game Master’ Black for help if they get stuck, and each room the team completes wins more money for charity.

‘Kicking off with Ben Stiller’s hilarious Celebrity Escape Room, NBC’s Red Nose Day line-up is the perfect vehicle to help drive this year’s fundraising efforts,’ NBC Entertainment Chairman Paul Telegdy told the Hollywood Reporter.

Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow posing for the camera: Former Friends stars Courteney Cox (left) and Lisa Kudrow are among the celebrities taking part in a charity escape room challenge for US Comic Relief. Pic: REX Features

Former Friends stars Courteney Cox (left) and Lisa Kudrow are among the celebrities taking part in a charity escape room challenge for US Comic Relief. Pic: REX Features
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‘We are privileged to continue our support of this incredible cause in partnership with our amazing friends at Comic Relief US as we work together on behalf of children in need around the world.’

Job done on beating the escape room, Cox and Kudrow will turn their attentions to the highly anticipated Friends reunion.

Rumours of the original cast teaming up again for a special have been swirling for ages, and now the good news has been confirmed.

Cox and Kudrow, as well as Jennifer Aniston, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer will reunite for an exclusive unscripted special to air on HBO Max. It’s uncertain when the special will be shown in Ireland or the UK.

All six stars took to Instagram to confirm the news to delighted fans earlier this month. They simultaneously posted a photo of the cast, captioning it with the teaser, ‘It’s happening…’ 

The reunion is reportedly costing a whopping £360 million to put together, including the cast member’s mega-sized fees.

Jennifer Aniston was instrumental in pulling the cast back together for the one-off special which, surprising absolutely noone, has the working title The One Where They Got Back Together…

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