David Schwimmer has shed light on some exciting details about the upcoming Friends reunion and revealed that filming will commence next month.

The 54-year-old actor, who played Ross Geller in the iconic show, explained that producers have figured out how to film the reunion safely and he will be flying to LA for the start of production in April.

Speaking to Andy Cohen on SiriusXM, Andy also teased that there will be many surprises in the show.

David's exciting updates came over one year after the Friends reunion was confirmed in February 2020.

During the show he said: "Actually, in a little over a month I’m heading out to LA."

David Schwimmer lifts lid on Friends reunion and says filming starts imminently
David hinted that Ellen DeGeneres will not be presenting the show

"So, finally, I mean, we figured out a way to film it safely and there's going to be a portion of it that we filmed outside because of, you know, for safety protocols."

During his interview, David also revealed that Ellen DeGeneres is not going to present the reunion - despite earlier reports suggesting she would front the show.

"It’s not Ellen, it's not Billy Crystal," he said, before adding: "I could tell you who it's not."

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Friends fans were over the moon when the cast confirmed last year that there would be a one-off reunion show.

However, production on the much-anticipated reunion faced a series of setbacks last year as a result of the pandemic.

The special one-off show was due to start filming in August 2020, with the original cast David as well as Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and Matthew Perry being involved.

Friends
The Friends reunion was confirmed in February 2020
The original Friends series ended in 2004

Several cast members have now confirmed that production will begin imminently.

Filming for the Friends special is expected to largely take place on the show's original soundstage - Stage 24 - on the Warner Bros lot in California.

While the cast have kept relatively quiet about what to expect in the comeback show, some further details have been teased by the cast in recent months.

Friends reunion
The Friends cast confirmed the exciting news that they would be returning for a one-off special

In January, Lisa Kudrow revealed that she had already filmed some of her scenes and there will be lots of "different facets" to the show.

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