Courteney Cox to star as a charismatic hippie leader in new ITV sitcom

Los Angeles - Courteney Cox is set to star in a new ITV sitcom.

The former Friends star - who made a name for herself playing busy-body Monica Geller in the long-running comedy - is to portray a charismatic hippie leader of a six-day healing retreat in the forthcoming show Truthing.

The programme will follow the brunette beauty's over-bearing alter-ego as she tries to enlighten a new round of truth-seeking recruits, according to

The exciting new show, which will be a UK and US joint production, was reportedly nabbed by ITV after it beat several other UK broadcasters to develop the series.

Meanwhile, the 51-year-old actress isn't the only cast member of Friends to stretch her wings across the pond as David Schwimmer, who played her on-screen brother Ross Geller, featured in the BBC mockumentary, Come Fly with Me, while Matthew Perry - who portrayed Chandler Bing - is hitting London's West End with his play The End Of Longing.

Matt LeBlanc, who played dopey Joey Tribbiani in the sitcom, has also recently landed a presenting gig on Top Gear.

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