Five out of six members of the cast of Friends have reunited on stage to share their favourite memories of the classic sitcom.

Matthew Perry, who was in London at the time in his West End show, appeared in a taped segment to introduce his castmates Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer and Matt LeBlanc.

He referred to them as: “my actual friends, who happen to be the cast of Friends”.

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Matthew Perry couldn’t be with the gang for the reunion (Lynne Sladky/AP)

The reunion was part of a tribute to sitcom director James Burrows, which saw the casts of Cheers, Will and Grace, The Big Bang Theory, Mike and Molly and Taxi come together in his honour.

Jen, who is married to fellow actor Justin Theroux, said: “”We would do anything for Jim Burrows because he really gave us the opportunity of a lifetime.

“We experienced friendship, family, heartbreak, babies, everything, together. And we also had a wonderful experience with the world loving us as well.”

Jennifer Aniston attends the world premiere of

Jennifer shared her love of the hilarious flashbacks on the show (Evan Agostini/AP)

The cast also shared some amazing trivia about life on set, with Courteney revealing: “The three girls, we had lunch together every single day, and we ate the same food — a Jennifer salad.”

The actress also revealed her favourite episode of the show was season one’s The One With The Blackout, in which Ross ends up on the balcony with a cat jumping on his back.

David recalled that the director insisted he would tell him when to stop acting like the cat was attacking him, but James never gave the word to stop, so the actor was left squirming for what felt like forever.

David Schwimmer attends the NBC Network 2013 Upfront at Radio City Music Hall in New York

David Schwimmer doesn’t have the best memories of working with a cat (Evan Agostini/AP)

Jen also shared the episodes she was most fond of, saying: “I always loved the flashbacks. I always loved when we would flashback to fat Monica and Rachel pre-nose job and Ross with his afro.”

Speaking about the cast’s chemistry, she added: “From the beginning, we just wanted to hang out with each other… We really just fell in love and adored each other instantly.”

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Matt LeBlanc shared his theory about how the Friends afforded their luxury apartment (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

When host Andy Cohen asked the cast how the characters afforded their huge New York City apartment, he drew mixed theories. While most suggested: “Inherited!” Matt LeBlanc suggested: “Rent control.”

Matt also shared his favourite Joey moment was from The One With George Stephanopoulos, mentioning the moment when Joey pretends an ice hockey puck is coming at his face, just after Ross was actually hit in the face with a puck.

The cast dodged a question about whether they had sign contracts promising not to get frisky with each other, with Lisa saying: “I was not asked to sign anything.”