THERE were only six Friends – but along the way they met plenty of pals who provided lots of laughs.

This week we are celebrating the US sitcom after the main cast announced they are reuniting for a one-off special.

 The main Friends cast announced they are reuniting for a one-off special

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The main Friends cast announced they are reuniting for a one-off specialCredit: NBCUniversal – Getty

And today we are featuring the series regulars who had fun with Ross, Joey, Monica, Chandler, Phoebe and Rachel, and some famous faces.

Kate Jackson reveals what happened to some of the most-loved characters on the show.

Maggie Wheeler (Janice)

 Maggie Wheeler played Janice, Chandler's annoyingly nasal on/off girlfriend

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Maggie Wheeler played Janice, Chandler’s annoyingly nasal on/off girlfriendCredit: Insight News and Features
 Maggie helped promote an exhibition celebrating the 25th anniversary of the first episode last year

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Maggie helped promote an exhibition celebrating the 25th anniversary of the first episode last yearCredit: AFP – Getty

CHANDLER’S annoyingly nasal on/off girlfriend was famous for her catchphrase “Oh! My. God!”

Actress Maggie told producers she was expecting during the first series – so Janice returned in series two eight months ­pregnant and married.

Maggie helped promote an exhibition last year celebrating the 25th anniversary of the first episode.

Helen Baxendale (Emily)

 Helen Baxendale played Ross's second wife Emily Waltham but was written out after 14 episodes

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Helen Baxendale played Ross’s second wife Emily Waltham but was written out after 14 episodesCredit: Channel 4
 The actress has also starred in Cold Feet and Midsomer Murders

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The actress has also starred in Cold Feet and Midsomer MurdersCredit: Getty Images

BEFORE Cold Feet, Helen played Ross’s second wife Emily Waltham.

Helen was written out after 14 episodes when she became pregnant with her first child.

Her last TV role was in Midsomer Murders in 2016.

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Larry Hankin (Mr Heckles)

 Fans will remember Larry Hankin as Mr Heckles, who lived downstairs from Monica and Rachel

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Fans will remember Larry Hankin as Mr Heckles, who lived downstairs from Monica and RachelCredit: Getty – Contributor
 Larry has since starred in Breaking Bad movie El Camino

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Larry has since starred in Breaking Bad movie El CaminoCredit: Getty Images

THE 79-year-old was in prison break classic Escape From Alcatraz and Breaking Bad movie El Camino.

Friends fans will remember him as Mr Heckles, who banged on his ceiling when his neighbours were noisy.

Paul Rudd (Mike)

 Paul Rudd played Mike Hannigan, who Phoebe married in the final series

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Paul Rudd played Mike Hannigan, who Phoebe married in the final seriesCredit: Getty – Contributor
 The actor has since starred in a number of big movies, including Knocked Up and Anchorman

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The actor has since starred in a number of big movies, including Knocked Up and AnchormanCredit: Getty Images – Getty

IN the final series, Phoebe married Mike Hannigan, played by Paul.

He went on to star as Ant-Man as well as appearing in comedy hits Knocked Up and Anchorman.

But fans still stop him to ask: “How’s Phoebe?”

Hank Azaria (David)

 Hank Azaria's David was Phoebe's other big love interest

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Hank Azaria’s David was Phoebe’s other big love interestCredit: Alamy
 Hank went on to win Emmy awards for voicing Simpsons characters

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Hank went on to win Emmy awards for voicing Simpsons charactersCredit: Getty Images – Getty

HE went on to win Emmy awards for voicing Simpsons characters – but Hank says it “did sting a bit” when his character David did not get together with Phoebe.

The scientist was sent away to Minsk on a research project.

Giovanni Ribisi (Frank Jnr)

 Giovanni Ribisi played Phoebe's half-brother Frank Buffay Jr

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Giovanni Ribisi played Phoebe’s half-brother Frank Buffay JrCredit: ABC
 Giovanni will star in the Avatar sequel which is out next year

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Giovanni will star in the Avatar sequel which is out next yearCredit: Getty Images

PHOEBE was a surrogate to half-brother Frank Buffay Jr’s triplets.

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Actor Giovanni went on to appear in Lost In Translation and sci-fi epic ­Avatar.

He will also be in the Avatar sequel which is out next year.

Tom Selleck (Richard)

 Tom Selleck played Dr Richard Burke, Monica's first big love

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Tom Selleck played Dr Richard Burke, Monica’s first big loveCredit: Getty – Contributor
 The actor has since starred in Blue Bloods and the Jesse Stone cop movies

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The actor has since starred in Blue Bloods and the Jesse Stone cop moviesCredit: Getty Images – Getty

THE Magnum, P.I. actor played Monica’s first big love Dr Richard Burke.

He was advised not to appear as he was a big star but said: “It was a joy.”

He has since starred in Blue Bloods and the Jesse Stone cop movies on US TV.

James Michael Tyler (Gunther)

 James Michael Tyler starred in 151 episodes as coffee shop manager Gunther

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James Michael Tyler starred in 151 episodes as coffee shop manager GuntherCredit: Getty – Contributor
 James reckons there is 'no need' for a Friends reboot

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James reckons there is ‘no need’ for a Friends rebootCredit: Getty Images – Getty

AS coffee shop manager Gunther, James appeared in 151 episodes and is thought to make £300,000 a year from reruns – and he reckons there is “no need” for a reboot.

He was in Matt Le Blanc’s sitcom Episodes in 2012.

Jane Sibbett and Jessica Hecht (Carol and Susan)

 Jane Sibbett and Jessica Hecht starred as Ross's first spouse Carol and her wife Susan

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Jane Sibbett and Jessica Hecht starred as Ross’s first spouse Carol and her wife SusanCredit: Getty – Contributor
 Jessica has since acted on Broadway and Jane is now a theatre director

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Jessica has since acted on Broadway and Jane is now a theatre directorCredit: Getty Images – Getty

ROSS’S first spouse Carol (Jane) brought up his son Ben with her wife Susan (Jessica).

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Two US channels refused to air the women’s 1996 marriage.

Jane is now a theatre director and Jessica has acted on Broadway.

And the A-listers who popped in for a coffee…

Elle Macpherson (Janine)

 Supermodel Elle Macpherson starred as Joey's roommate Janine Lacroix

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Supermodel Elle Macpherson starred as Joey’s roommate Janine LacroixCredit: NBCUniversal – Getty

LUCKY Joey! The supermodel was his roommate Janine Lacroix for five episodes.

Danny DeVito (Officer Goodbody)

 Danny DeVito stripped off as Officer Goodbody at Phoebe's hen party

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Danny DeVito stripped off as Officer Goodbody at Phoebe’s hen party

DANNY played stripper Officer Goodbody, who cries after his act ­makes Phoebe wince.

Julia Roberts (Susie)

 Julia Roberts appeared as 'Susie Underpants', Chandler's childhood pal

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Julia Roberts appeared as ‘Susie Underpants’, Chandler’s childhood palCredit: Supplied By Capital Pictures

CHANDLER’S childhood pal “Susie Underpants” – Julia – bumped into him on a movie set.

Brad Pitt (Will)

 Brad Pitt made a cameo while married to Jennifer Aniston

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Brad Pitt made a cameo while married to Jennifer AnistonCredit: Supplied by RD/VISUAL/LMK

WILL – AKA Brad – hated Rachel at school. He and Jennifer Aniston were married at the time.

George Clooney (Dr Doug Ross)

 George Clooney appeared as his ER character Dr Doug Ross

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George Clooney appeared as his ER character Dr Doug Ross

AS his ER character Dr Doug Ross, George treated Rachel for an injury.

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