Jennifer Aniston reveals Friends cast were not fans of 'I'll Be There For You' theme song

She added: 'Dancing in a fountain felt sort of odd but we did it'

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Remember the Friends theme song? For fans of the show, it’s hard to forget euphoria after hearing “I’ll Be There For You” before a brand new episode. 

Turns out, the show’s actors really didn’t enjoy American duo The Rembrandts’ opening number. Appearing on The One Show, Jennifer Aniston - who played Rachel - recalled how the cast really feels about the song. 

"No-one was really a big fan of that theme song,” she confessed, to which presenter Alex Jones said: "Oh, you've shocked us now Jennifer.”

The news will hardly shock most considering Anniston likely heard the song hundreds of times while filming the 236 episodes of Friends

Friends theme song - I'll be there for you - official music video HQ

"I don't mean to say that,” the actor continued. "We felt it was a little, I don't know. Dancing in a fountain felt sort of odd but we did it.”

While on the BBC show, Anniston also told of her addiction to watching old Friends episodes when they are on TV, saying: "I can't help it. First of all, I'm trying to remember which episode it is. Then, half of the time I'm saying to myself, 'I don't remember that!’ It's just that you can get sucked in to the nostalgia of it.”

In other recent Friends news, the UK’s favourite character from the US sitcom was revealed, with David Schwimmer’s Ross Geller emerging triumphant.