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Friends star Maggie Wheeler, 59, who played Janice resurfaces on TV

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American actress Maggie Wheeler portrayed the larger-than-life character Janice on the wildly popular sitcom Friends from 1994 to 2004.

And the New York City native still looks fantastic today, more than 16 years after the iconic series aired its last episode on NBC.

Maggie, 59, spoke warmly of her character – who was known for her screeching catchphrase ‘oh my god!’ – during an interview on The Morning Show on Thursday.

You'll never guess what Janice looks like now! Friends star Maggie Wheeler, 59 - known for her catchphrase 'oh my god!' - was interviewed on Australia's The Morning Show on Thursday

You'll never guess what Janice looks like now! Friends star Maggie Wheeler, 59 - known for her catchphrase 'oh my god!' - was interviewed on Australia's The Morning Show on Thursday

You’ll never guess what Janice looks like now! Friends star Maggie Wheeler, 59 – known for her catchphrase ‘oh my god!’ – was interviewed on Australia’s The Morning Show on Thursday

Iconic: The New York City native, 59, portrayed the larger-than-life character Janice on the wildly popular sitcom Friends from 1994 to 2004. Pictured on the show

Iconic: The New York City native, 59, portrayed the larger-than-life character Janice on the wildly popular sitcom Friends from 1994 to 2004. Pictured on the show

Iconic: The New York City native, 59, portrayed the larger-than-life character Janice on the wildly popular sitcom Friends from 1994 to 2004. Pictured on the show

When asked by hosts Larry Emdur and Kylie Gillies about her famous catchphrase, Maggie said she was ‘never sick of hearing it’.

She added: ‘I love [Janice], she lives on!’

Janice’s full name on the series was Janice Litman-Goralnik, and she made her debut in 1994 as the obnoxious girlfriend of Chandler Bing (played by Matthew Perry).  

Set secrets: 'I made the decision about the voice in advance. I created the laugh because Matthew Perry is so funny and I knew he would make me laugh on set,' she said

Set secrets: 'I made the decision about the voice in advance. I created the laugh because Matthew Perry is so funny and I knew he would make me laugh on set,' she said

Set secrets: ‘I made the decision about the voice in advance. I created the laugh because Matthew Perry is so funny and I knew he would make me laugh on set,’ she said

Maggie explained it was her idea to give Janice a grating voice – which went on to becoming a running joke for 10 seasons – because she felt her character needed to match Matthew’s comedic energy in his portrayal of Chandler.

‘I just made the decision when I saw the audition scene,’ she said, referring to a scene in which Janice purchased Bullwinkle socks for her boyfriend. 

‘I made the decision about the voice in advance. I created the laugh because Matthew Perry is so funny and I knew he would make me laugh on set,’ she said. 

Creative: 'I thought Janice better have a laugh because he will crack me up every time we work together and so, that is how that [annoying laugh] happened.' Here: on UK TV, 2016

Creative: 'I thought Janice better have a laugh because he will crack me up every time we work together and so, that is how that [annoying laugh] happened.' Here: on UK TV, 2016

Creative: ‘I thought Janice better have a laugh because he will crack me up every time we work together and so, that is how that [annoying laugh] happened.’ Here: on UK TV, 2016

‘I thought Janice better have a laugh because he will crack me up every time we work together and so, that is how that happened.’  

Despite only being written as a one-off character, Janice featured in all 10 seasons of Friends because the show’s executives loved her so much. 

‘The writers fell in love with Janice and they continued to bring me back and find ways to write her into episodes and seasons,’ she said with pride. 

Beloved: 'The writers fell in love with Janice and they continue to bring me back and find ways to write her into episodes and seasons.' (L) Matthew Perry

Beloved: 'The writers fell in love with Janice and they continue to bring me back and find ways to write her into episodes and seasons.' (L) Matthew Perry

Beloved: ‘The writers fell in love with Janice and they continue to bring me back and find ways to write her into episodes and seasons.’ (L) Matthew Perry 

Maggie said she hoped Janice would appear in a Friends reunion someday.

Outside of Friends, Maggie also appeared in a string of ’90s and early 2000s sitcoms including Seinfeld, Will & Grace and Everybody Loves Raymond. 

Maggie explained that while work had slowed down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, she had a number of other passion projects on the go.

‘I am a song leader,’ she said. ‘I am holding very large international community singing events while everyone is shut down.’ 

Tv star: Outside of Friends, Maggie also appeared in a host of famous 90s sitcoms including Seinfeld, Will & Grace and Everybody Loves Raymond. Here: on Friends, (L) Matthew Perry

Tv star: Outside of Friends, Maggie also appeared in a host of famous 90s sitcoms including Seinfeld, Will & Grace and Everybody Loves Raymond. Here: on Friends, (L) Matthew Perry

Tv star: Outside of Friends, Maggie also appeared in a host of famous 90s sitcoms including Seinfeld, Will & Grace and Everybody Loves Raymond. Here: on Friends, (L) Matthew Perry

Whhhat?! Maggie said work has slowed down due to the pandemic but she has other work projects including a choir. Here: on the Friends set

Whhhat?! Maggie said work has slowed down due to the pandemic but she has other work projects including a choir. Here: on the Friends set

Whhhat?! Maggie said work has slowed down due to the pandemic but she has other work projects including a choir. Here: on the Friends set 

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Gigi Hadid’s baby joy! Model and partner Zayn Malik welcome a ‘healthy and beautiful’ baby girl

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Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik have welcomed their first child, a baby girl.

The One Direction stand-out announced the birth in a touching social media post on Wednesday, calling their precious gift ‘healthy and beautiful.’

‘Our baby girl is here, healthy & beautiful’ the 27-year-old Pillowtalk singer wrote along with a black and white photo of his heavily tattooed hand holding on to his pride and joy.

‘To try put into words how i am feeling right now would be an impossible task. The love i feel for this tiny human is beyond my understanding. Grateful to know her, proud to call her mine, & thankful for the life we will have together x’

Precious: Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik have welcomed their first child, a baby girl

Precious: Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik have welcomed their first child, a baby girl

Precious: Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik have welcomed their first child, a baby girl 

Expecting the best! The couple's baby news first emerged back in April from a 'family' source

Expecting the best! The couple's baby news first emerged back in April from a 'family' source

Expecting the best! The couple’s baby news first emerged back in April from a ‘family’ source 

Word Gigi and Zayn were expecting first emerged in April after a ‘family source’ spilled the beans about the IMG beauty and her on/off boyfriend of five years.  

Shortly after she confirmed the news herself. 

Gigi said at the time: ‘Obviously, we wished we could have announced it on our own terms but we’re very excited and happy and grateful for everyone’s well wishes and support. 

‘Especially during this time, it’s a nice silver lining to be able to be home and be together and really experience it day by day.’ 

An insider told Us Weekly magazine last month that the couple had been getting along great ahead of the birth of their baby.

‘[They are] closer than ever. Gigi has been living at her mom’s farm with Zayn,’ the source revealed. ‘She came back to NYC recently but she plans to spend most of her pregnancy there at the farm.’

And it seems their incoming bundle of joy will be just the start for the young family.

Partners: An insider told Us Weekly magazine last month that the couple was 'closer than ever' during the pregnancy

Partners: An insider told Us Weekly magazine last month that the couple was 'closer than ever' during the pregnancy

Partners: An insider told Us Weekly magazine last month that the couple was ‘closer than ever’ during the pregnancy

Back in May People said the celebrity couple ‘plan to have a large family.’

‘They’ve been through their ups and downs, but neither stopped caring about the other.’

Of expanding their brood, they went on: ‘They’ve jumped on the timing of having a baby and are preparing for their new lives.

‘Gigi is young but always said she wants several kids. She’s sensitive and nurturing and will be a great mom.’ 

Hadid and Malik’s relationship has not always been perfect.

The duo began dating in in November 2015, three months after the musician called off his engagement to Little Mix star Perrie Edwards. 

But after just over two years together, the couple confirmed their break-up on Twitter in March 2018.

The pair reconciled in December of 2019 after a year long split, during which time Gigi briefly dated former Bachelorette contestant Tyler Cameron. 

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The Bachelor fans turn on Locky Gilbert just hours before the finale

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The Bachelor’s Locky Gilbert will be forced to choose between Irena Srbinovska and Bella Varelis on Thursday night’s episode.

But a dramatic teaser for the finale shows the 31-year-old confidently confessing his feelings for both women on their final dates together.

Bachelor fans have slammed Locky for telling both Bella and Irena he’s falling in love with them, labelling him ’emotionally immature’.

'He is emotionally immature!' The Bachelor fans have turned on Locky Gilbert (pictured) just hours before the finale, after he told both women he loves them in a dramatic new teaser

'He is emotionally immature!' The Bachelor fans have turned on Locky Gilbert (pictured) just hours before the finale, after he told both women he loves them in a dramatic new teaser

‘He is emotionally immature!’ The Bachelor fans have turned on Locky Gilbert (pictured) just hours before the finale, after he told both women he loves them in a dramatic new teaser

‘I don’t agree with his telling them both he loves them pretty silly poor girls heading for heartbreak,’ one viewer wrote on Facebook.

‘To be honest – I would not want a man who was in love with another woman at the same time as me – and struggled to chose between us,’ another added.

A third agreed: ‘It’s not true soul love if you are in love with two women. True love is the one and only, Locky is the emotionally immature one, not the girls.’

‘Locky is in love with the idea of being in love. Being in love with two people is not real love. He has no idea what being in love is. I couldn’t be with someone who isn’t solely in love with me,’ a fourth wrote.

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'He has no idea what being in love is!' Bachelor fans have slammed Locky for telling Bella and Irena he's falling in love with them, labelling him 'emotionally immature'

'He has no idea what being in love is!' Bachelor fans have slammed Locky for telling Bella and Irena he's falling in love with them, labelling him 'emotionally immature'

‘He has no idea what being in love is!’ Bachelor fans have slammed Locky for telling Bella and Irena he’s falling in love with them, labelling him ’emotionally immature’

A similar comment read: ‘Telling them both he was in love is so cringeworthy. So now one leaves more hurt due to false hope. The other wins knowing he loves another woman. Sounds like a lose-lose situation to me and [an] utterly selfish thing to do.’

In the dramatic trailer for Thursday night’s finale, Locky breaks down in tears as he’s forced to make the heartbreaking decision to let one woman go and pick his winner.

The decision is even more difficult given that he confidently tells both beauties that he’s falling in love with them on their final dates together. 

Finale: In the dramatic trailer for Thursday night's finale , Locky breaks down in tears as he's forced to make the heart-breaking decision to let one person go and pick his winner. Pictured Bella Varelis

Finale: In the dramatic trailer for Thursday night's finale , Locky breaks down in tears as he's forced to make the heart-breaking decision to let one person go and pick his winner. Pictured Bella Varelis

Finale: In the dramatic trailer for Thursday night’s finale , Locky breaks down in tears as he’s forced to make the heart-breaking decision to let one person go and pick his winner. Pictured Bella Varelis

Locky tells producers: ‘I thought I would come here and meet one person that I like and then end up together. But I found two.

‘They are two of the most incredible women that I’ve ever met in my entire life.’ 

Another scene in the teaser shows Locky telling a delighted Irena: ‘I have fallen in love with you.’ Moments later, he utters the same words to Bella on their own date. 

The Bachelor finale airs Thursday at 7:30pm on Channel 10 

Emotions: A short scene in the teaser shows Locky telling a delighted Irena (pictured): 'I have fallen in love with you' - before he utters the same words to Bella on their own date

Emotions: A short scene in the teaser shows Locky telling a delighted Irena (pictured): 'I have fallen in love with you' - before he utters the same words to Bella on their own date

Emotions: A short scene in the teaser shows Locky telling a delighted Irena (pictured): ‘I have fallen in love with you’ – before he utters the same words to Bella on their own date

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Gossip Girl star Jessica Szohr is expecting first child with beau Brad Richardson: ‘Full of joy!’

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Jessica Szohr announced she is expecting her first child with professional hockey player boyfriend Brad Richardson, 35.

‘Full of joy!’ wrote the 35-year-old Gossip Girl star, who uploaded a photo of her baby bump to Instagram on Wednesday. 

In the black-and-white snapshot, Szohr looked to be in the midst of laughter as Richardson gazed down at her burgeoning belly. 

Expecting: Jessica Szohr announced she is expecting her first child with professional hockey player boyfriend Brad Richardson, 35; Brad and Jessica pictured

Expecting: Jessica Szohr announced she is expecting her first child with professional hockey player boyfriend Brad Richardson, 35; Brad and Jessica pictured

Expecting: Jessica Szohr announced she is expecting her first child with professional hockey player boyfriend Brad Richardson, 35; Brad and Jessica pictured

She had on a scalloped tank-style bodysuit and her lengthy brunette hair was styled into a wavy half up half down ‘do that elegantly flowed down her back.

Before unveiling her pregnancy to her 762,000 followers, the actress teased her photo shoot on her Instagram Story. ‘Let life surprise you,’ the post read. 

Jessica and Brad reportedly began dating sometime in late 2018 or early 2019, but did not go public with their romance until March of 2019, according to Us Weekly.

Richardson, who plays center for the Arizona Coyotes, was previously married to a woman by the name of Lauren Hunt from 2014 until their divorce in 2019.

Joyous: 'Full of joy!' wrote the 35-year-old Gossip Girl star, who uploaded a photo of her baby bump to Instagram on Wednesday

Joyous: 'Full of joy!' wrote the 35-year-old Gossip Girl star, who uploaded a photo of her baby bump to Instagram on Wednesday

Joyous: ‘Full of joy!’ wrote the 35-year-old Gossip Girl star, who uploaded a photo of her baby bump to Instagram on Wednesday

The former couple happen to share a three-year-old daughter named Lexi.

Shortly after sharing the news, Jessica’s comment section was flooded with love from fans and some of her famous pals.

Pretty Little Liars star Claire Holt commented a string of ‘yays,’ while Eiza González wrote: ‘”CONGRATULATIONS.’

The one: Jessica and Brad reportedly began dating sometime in late 2018 or early 2019, but did not go public with their romance until March of 2019, according to Us Weekly; Jessica and Brad pictured on Saturday

The one: Jessica and Brad reportedly began dating sometime in late 2018 or early 2019, but did not go public with their romance until March of 2019, according to Us Weekly; Jessica and Brad pictured on Saturday

The one: Jessica and Brad reportedly began dating sometime in late 2018 or early 2019, but did not go public with their romance until March of 2019, according to Us Weekly; Jessica and Brad pictured on Saturday

The Ruins actor Jonathan Tucker deemed Jessica and Brad’s pregnancy as the ‘Best news of 2020,’ while Zoey Deutch gushed over how much she ‘loves’ the couple. 

‘Congrats!!! You’ll be the most amazing mom,’ commented Erin Foster, followed by a string of red heart emojis.

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