Ed Sheeran performs hilarious Tiny Dancer Friends spoof with Elton John & Courteney Cox and dedicates it to Lisa Kudrow

ED Sheeran teamed up with Elton John and Courteney Cox to perform an iconic Friends spoof of Tiny Dancer – and they dedicated it to Lisa Kudrow.

Fans of the famous US sitcom found the entire exchange hilarious, with 57-year-old Lisa issuing a response on her own social media page correcting the group.

Courteney Cox teamed up with Ed Sheeran, Sir Elton John, and singer Brandi Carlile to pay tribute to co-star Lisa’s character

Ed, 30, posted a video of himself, Sir Elton, Lisa’s Friends co-star Courteney, and singer Brandi Carlile sitting around a piano and singing Elton’s huge 1971 hit.

However, they tweaked the lyrics to: “Hold me closer Tony Danza”, with Ed saying at the start of the video: “Lisa Kudrow, this is for you.”

The lyric change references a Friends scene that saw Lisa’s character Phoebe tell her pals she thought they were the actual words to the song.

Discussing the “most romantic song” ever made with Rachel and Ross, the kooky guitarist quipped: “That one that Elton John wrote for that guy on Who’s The Boss? ‘Hold me close, young Tony Danza'”.

An iconic Friends scene saw Phoebe sing the wrong lyrics to Tiny Dancer

An iconic Friends scene saw Phoebe sing the wrong lyrics to Tiny Dancer

The group made her version a reality

The group made her version a reality

Lisa filmed a video response to the dedication, issuing feedback as she captioned the post: “Exceptionally good, but…”

In the clip, she awkwardly says between laughter: “That was the most thrilling thing ever, it was so good…

“Technically though, it’s, ‘Hold me close, young Tony Danza’… But what you did was great too!

“Including the original song, Sir Elton, that was really good.”

However, Lisa was quick to correct a glaring error

However, Lisa was quick to correct a glaring error

But she confessed the performance was still 'thrilling'

But she confessed the performance was still ‘thrilling’

Courteney, 56, reacted in the comments, writing: “Ahahaha! You’re right Lisa!!! Next time we’ll make sure to get the ‘young’ in there ❤️❤️❤️.”

The sweet exchange comes after the two actresses reunited onscreen alongside the rest of the Friends cast for their much-anticipated reunion.

Courteney and Lisa joined Jennifer Aniston, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer, and Matt LeBlanc to look back at their time on the show – 17 years after it went off air.

Friends premiered in 2004

Friends premiered in 2004Credit: Getty

The cast reunited onscreen last month

The cast reunited onscreen last monthCredit: ©2021 WarnerMedia Direct, LLC. All Rights Reserved. HBO Max™ is used under license.

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The Friends Reunion Show, also known as The One Where They Get Back Together, featured a number of celebrity cameos – including David Beckham, Justin Bieber, BTS, Cindy Crawford, Cara Delevingne, and Lady Gaga.

Friends aired between 1994 and 2004, and has remained hugely popular thanks to streaming on online platform Netflix.

Viewers broke down in tears as they watched the gang reunite and share anecdotes about their experiences from the decade when it aired.


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