Following news that The Friends reunion special has been delayed once again due to the coronavirus pandemic, cast member Jennifer Aniston has reassured fans, saying, "Look, we're not going anywhere. You’re never going to get rid of Friends, sorry."

All six of the original cast members had planned to get together to take part in an unscripted look back at the classic sitcom, which ran from 1994 and 2004, but there have been several delays to the plans.

David Schwimmer, who played Ross Gellar on the show, recently said he hoped that filming could take place in August, but Variety reported on Friday that filming plans have been out on ice again. 

Aniston, who played Rachel Green on the sitcom, has now addressed the delay.

Speaking to Deadline, she said, "Unfortunately it’s very sad that we had to move it again. It was 'how do we do this with live audiences?’

"This is not a safe time. Period. That’s the bottom line. It’s not a safe time to do it."

She added: "You know what? This has also given us more time to make it even more exciting and more fun than it would have been. So I choose to see it as the glass is half-full that it got postponed.

"Look, we’re not going anywhere. You’re never going to get rid of Friends, sorry. You’re stuck with us for life guys."

Plans for the special would have the cast returning to the soundstage on which Friends was filmed, and looking back on their favourite moments and the massive impact of the show during its decade-long run.