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‘Friends’ Fans Are Saying James Corden ‘Ruined’ The Reunion Special

Friends fans are arguing that James Corden ‘ruined’ the reunion show. 
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Friends fans are arguing that James Corden ‘ruined’ the reunion special which finally aired this week.

Viewers were aware the 42-year-old would be featuring in the show but had no idea he was hosting the entire thing.

Some people have since taken to Twitter to slam the decision, and have claimed the UK star made it  ‘unwatchable’. 

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One person commented: “Could you imagine watching all those seasons of Friends and thinking ‘what this really needs is James Corden’.”

Another added: The main factor that makes this Friends reunion unwatchable is James Corden.”

“I’m a little miffed at James Corden being the guy to do the Friends reunion. I like him but… it’s such a weird choice to me,” a third mused. 

However, many argued that Corden did a great job hosting the show and said that it doesn’t mean he’s now the seventh friend. 

A fan gushed: “James Corden and Friends… I have everything right now.”

Pitching in, a second wrote: “The formal interview with James Corden is also great. They play off the energy of the crowd. He wisely acts as moderator, not talent – he doesn’t make himself the seventh friend.”

Friends: The Reunion starred Jennifer Anniston (Rachel Green), Courteney Cox (Monica Geller), Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe Buffay), Matt LeBlanc (Joey Tribbiani), Matthew Perry (Chandler Bing), and David Schwimmer (Ross Geller).

This line-up initially caused controversy as fans noticed Paul Rudd (Mike Hannigan) was missing.

“Might get canceled for saying this but that Friends line-up makes no sense. Why are there random people in the line-up lol. You could’ve just invited the six of them and Paul Rudd,” one Friends buff fumed.

The special is available to stream on HBO in the US. In the UK and Ireland, it can be watched on the streaming service NOW TV from today, May 27. Later this evening, it will also air on Sky One.

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