Scottish cab driver lets 'Friends' star Courteney Cox ride for free in exchange for selfie

Albertina Lloyd
Entertainment reporter, Yahoo UK
Courteney Cox was in Edinburgh to watch Snow Patrol perform (AP)

Friends star Courteney Cox surprised a taxi driver in Scotland when she hitched a ride in his cab.

Edinburgh taxi driver Fraser Ogilvie was delighted when the 55-year-old actress jumped in the back of his cab and asked for a ride to concert venue Usher Hall, before agreeing to pose for a selfie.

Cox – best known for her role as Monica Geller in the hit sitcom – was in Scotland to support her boyfriend, Snow Patrol singer Johnny McDaid.

Ogilvie said he waived the fare in exchange for a photo with the actress, but later joked she hadn’t given him a tip.

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Courtney Cox with cab driver Fraser Ogilvie in Edinburgh (FraserOgilvie10/Twitter)

He tweeted: "Just a friend in the taxi #naetip".

Ogilvie told the Scottish Daily Record: "I’m a black cabbie in town and took her to the Usher Hall to see her partner's gig.

“My wife is the biggest Friends fan too and would have killed me if I never got a photo."

Cox and rocker McDaid, 43, have been dating since 2013. They announced their engagement in 2014 only to call it off, but have remained a couple.

Cox was previously married to actor David Arquette from 1999 to 2012. They have a 15-year-old daughter, Coco.

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Cox is rumoured to be reuniting with co-stars Jennifer Aniston, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow and David Schwimmer for a Friends reunion special to celebrate the show’s 25th anniversary.

Aniston recently joined Instagram and her very first post was a selfie with the rest of her Friends co-stars.

Cox, Aniston and Kudrow have remained friends since the show came to an end in 2004.