Talk of a big Friends reunion got fans of the popular sitcom all over the world excited by the possibility of everyone’s six favourite 30 somethings getting back together. Sadly, one of them has since revealed the reunion isn’t going to be as good as we all hoped.

Matthew PerryMatthew Perry has scuppered the big Friends reunion

Matthew Perry, who used to play sarcastic self-deprecating Chandler Bing, will actually be rehearing for his West End performance when the others are becoming friendly together again.

Speaking on the Graham Norton Show, the actor revealed it wasn’t going to be the reunion everyone hoped for.

He said: "They are celebrating Jim Burrows who was a director of Friends.

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"The other five are going to be on this special and I am going to introduce them from London. I’m doing the play here so I can’t be there."

After 10 funny years, Friends bid farewell to our screens in 2004 after successfully reaching the status of one of the best sitcoms of all time.

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All of its actors, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt le Blanc and David Swimmer, went on to star in other things and Perry’s latest stint on the stage will be his second after appearing in 2003.

He has written and will star in The End of Longing - which will run from February 2 to May 14.