Former Friends star Lisa Kudrow has said the upcoming reunion special will be ''really fun'' for fans.

The 56-year-old actress, who played Phoebe Buffay on the much-loved show, admitted she can't wait to reunite with her former co-stars.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, she said: ''I can't wait for it to happen.The six of us haven't been in a room together in front of people in 25 years and only once a few years ago, privately for dinner...

''I can only imagine. It's gonna be fun. I mean, it'll be really fun.''

Kudrow also opened up on how streaming giant Netflix encouraged the highly-anticipated reunion to happen after the popular show received a new wave of popularity on the platform.

''To be honest, I think when it moved to Netflix and it did so well on Netflix...

''That's why Mart and David are so great. [Friends co-creators] Marta Kauffman and David Crane, they knew what they were doing.''

After much speculation, the stars of Friends have confirmed that they are reuniting for an unscripted special on US streaming service HBO Max in February.

Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer shared the news simultaneously with their Instagram followers.

"It's happening," they wrote in the caption accompanying a flashback photo.

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