One of the world’s biggest music stars has teamed up with Courteney Cox to recreate she and David Schwimmer’s iconic New Year’s Eve dance routine from Friends.
Fans may have been disappointed that the Gellar sibling’s routine didn’t feature in the long-awaited Friends reunion last week, but it seems Cox was determined to give fans what they want.
The actress and Grammy-winner Ed Sheeran took to Instagram to share the video. The pair had clearly done some practising, appearing to be perfectly in sync.
“Had a reunion of our own this weekend,” Sheeran wrote on Instagram alongside the video. He also added the cheeky hashtag #obviouslybetterthanross.
Fans went wild for the pair, “Did you just break the internet?!?!”, one fan commented.
The Big Bang Theory actress Kaley Cuoco wrote, “This is EPIC.”
Another noted, “Well, there’s no more internet … because it just exploded”.
The routine is one of the most memorable moments from the beloved sitcom. Cox and Schwimmer famously performed the dance the season 6 episode The One with the Routine.
It sees Monica and Ross perform their high school dance routine during the filming of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin Eve’, as they ring in the millennium.
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Cox and Sheeran have been friends for some time with the singer introducing Cox to her partner, Johnny McDaid.
The Producer of the reunion Ben Winston recently explained why the dance didn’t feature.
“I did say, ‘Would you ever consider doing The Routine’ And both of them were like ‘Oh, please don’t make us do that.’ There were certain things I really cared for, like the table read or the quiz.” Winston added, “I also couldn’t work out where it would have worked. I’m not sure it would have landed 20 years later. But it was definitely on my list of ideas that I pitched.”
The reunion was a hit among fans, filled with a line-up of iconic guest appearance and emotional flashbacks. But shortly after airing, fans shared their concerns for Matthew Perry who slurred his words and had a thousand-yard stare. One of sitcom’s original producers, Kevin Bright, responded to these concerns in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, “What people say is what people say, I don’t have anything to say about that. I think he’s very funny on the show. But yes, I think he’s OK. He seems stronger and better since the last time I saw him, and excited about going forward.”
Originally published as Music icon recreates ‘epic’ Friends scene