Ben Shephard shocked Good Morning Britain fans today when he revealed his surprising role on US sitcom Friends.

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The ITV star made a brief appearance in an episode called The One Where Rachel Is Late all the way back in 2002 where he played his real-life role as a GMTV reporter.

Brushing shoulders with the likes of Matt Le Blanc and Matthew Perry, the 43-year-old was seen on the red carpet trying to get an interview as Joey Tribbiani took Chandler Bing to his first film premiere.

But blink and you might miss him, because it’s only the the back of Ben’s head which can be seen as he stuck out his microphone out to get a chat with Joey.

Despite co-host Charlotte Hawkins looking pretty impressed with Ben’s confession, the telly star joked that he must have offended Matt Le Blanc – who plays Joey – as he can be seen hitting his hand away.

Ben explained: “No one’s talking there…

“You can see Matt LeBlanc put out his hand and say ‘who’s that freak’.”

The 43-year-old also said how he ‘yelled GMTV’, GMB’s former show name, during the scene just in case viewers didn’t catch him.

Meanwhile, Ben sent viewers wild when he hinted he’s been asked to take part in this year’s Strictly Come Dancing. 

Unfortunately, the star also revealed he won’t be following in the footsteps of co-host’s Charlotte and Susanna Reid who have both taken part in the BBC dance show.

He said: “This is the first year I’d be asked, the very first year I’d be asked but I can’t do it because I do a football show on Sundays.”

Cheeky night out with Mrs S, boys are away, so it was a good excuse to try and remember what we talked about before they arrived……needless to say we got home early 😂….oh hold on that doesn’t sound quite right 🤣🤣🤣 #nightout #outout

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Joking about the dreaded ‘Strictly curse’ Ben – who married wife Annie Perks in 2004 – added: “One of the rumours I understand is that they’re struggling because lots of people are nervous about the curse of Strictly.

“That’s absolutely the only reason I was going to do it. After 25 years with Mrs S and she’s like that as well ‘oh just go.’”