They won't be there for you: Friends is not coming to Netflix UK

Netflix UK has confirmed the series will be shown in the US and Canada only

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Friends fans hoping to watch endless re-runs of their favourite sitcom will be disappointed to hear the show is not coming to Netflix UK.

Netflix announced yesterday it had struck a deal with Warner Bros to bring all 236 episodes of the hit show to its TV on-demand service.

But Netflix has confirmed that Friends will not cross the shores to the UK and has only been licensed to the US and Canada for the time being.

A spokesman for the online streaming service said there was no further news about whether the series would come to the UK in the future.

Netflix operates by region, with a number of US shows not made available in the UK and vice versa. The majority of Netflix original series are available to all subscribers, with Orange is the New Black and House of Cards available in all regions.

Friends celebrated the 20th anniversary of its first episode last month, which saw the recreation of its famous coffee shop Central Perk in New York complete with Gunter actor James Michael Tyler behind the bar.

Creator David Crane dashed hopes of any potential reunion episodes last month, telling Metro: “We finished it right and put a perfect bow on it. There’s no reason to go back and revisit them.”

At least British fans have endless repeats on Comedy Central to console themselves.

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