THE arrival of Friends on Netflix has been hailed as “the best New Years’s gift”.

All 10 series of the classic sitcom, which originally aired on television from 1994 to 2004 but has been repeated consistently since, is now available on the streaming service in the UK and Ireland.

Netflix announced the news on Twitter in a post reading: “We’ll be there for you. All episodes of #Friends, now streaming.”

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GREAT British Bake Off viewers joked that it was “too soon” after “bingate” as the contestants on the New Year’s Day episode were asked to whip up a Baked Alaska Tart.

The tasty dish became the talk of 2014’s series of the much-loved baking show, when one contestant’s dessert collapsed.

Iain Watters won the public’s sympathy when he discovered that his Baked Alaska had melted after fellow competitor Diana Beard took it out of the freezer.

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TELEVISION viewers have said new thriller McMafia was troubled by “tiny” subtitles that made it difficult to follow the action.

The BBC series – which sees James Norton starring as the son of a Russian ex-mobster who is dragged back into his family’s shady past – got under way on BBC on Monday night.

Some viewers said they struggled with the subtitles used when the characters were speaking Russian, complaining there were too many and that they were too small.

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CELEBRITY Big Brother is returning to television screens with a new line-up consisting of only female stars.

This year’s series of the Channel 5 show marks the centenary of women receiving the right to vote in the UK.

So far it has been revealed that journalist Rachel Johnson, sister of Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, will be among those to be welcomed into the house by returning presenter Emma Willis.

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The new series will see the women “take part in a series of entertaining tasks and hidden experiments which will test their – and our – assumptions, challenge gender stereotypes and reveal fascinating truths about what it is to be a woman – and man – in the 21st century”.