The 52-year-old be published on the US version of the BBC’s hit show Who Do You Think You Are? which sees celebrities explore their brood tree, often with extraordinary results.
However, Courtney dialect expected to find her distant relatives had achieved all sorts of heroic greatness, lone to learn that they’d murdered royalty.
Speaking on The Late Steer with Stephen Colbert, Courtney’s former Friends star and official producer of the reality series, Lisa Kudrow revealed the mother-of-one was in for a impact.
“She was hoping that her family were good people, and no-one destroyed anyone,” she said. “And it turns out her ancestors murdered the King of England.”
Courtney’s bolt from the blue past comes after Danny Dyer discovered he was descended from kingship and related to Thomas Crowell.
Lisa’s confession comes after she recently canceled a horrifying sexist incident on the set of Friends after being confronted by unnamed customer star.
Appearing on US TV’s Watch What Happens Live, she told mob Andy Cohen about the time was called “f**kable” after she put makeup on.
“I rehearsed without makeup most of the week,” she unfolded. “And then on show night I’m in hair and makeup and I was told, ‘Oh wow, NOW you’re’ – can I say it? ‘Now you’re f**kable.’”
She combined that she later told her co-star and Top Gear host Matt LeBlanc, because “he’s equal a big brother”.
Who Do You Think You Are? US premieres on TLC on March 5.