SHORT & SWEET

Sunday Herald Sun - Stellar - - Carrie Bickmore - with MATT LE­BLANC

Over a decade af­ter Friends ended, how many times a day does some­one shout Joey’s catch phrase at you? How you d… It de­pends. But ev­ery­one who does, thinks they're the first Friends is en­joy­ing a re­nais­sance among view­ers who weren’t born when it de­buted. Why? Friends stands the test of time be­causen­ever dealt we with top­i­cal is­sues. We dealt with themes that run across gen­er­a­tions – such as love, be­trayal, fam­ily. Now you host Top Gear. Was chang­ing a tyre part of the au­di­tion? I didn’t re­ally au­di­tion. I was a guest on the show and they just kept ask­ing me back, then asked me to host. So here

I am. And it’s an hon­our. What ad­vice are you plan­ning to give your nearly-teenage daugh­ter about boys and cars? Well, she’ll start dat­ing when she’s 45, and

then she’ll be old enough to make her own de­ci­sions. Hope­fully, good ones. Top Gear airs next month on Fox­tel’s BBC Knowl­edge.

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