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24 Hours in A&E viewers slam ‘idiot’ who went to hospital with ‘stiff neck’ for wasting NHS time ‘just to get on TV’

24 HOURS in A&E viewers slammed an "attention seeker" who came to hospital with a "stiff neck" to "get on TV".

They took to social media to complain Simon, 37, wasted NHS time after failing to go to GP first.

He appeared on last night's episode of the Channel 4 favourite, and explained he had woken up in pain.

One person tweeted: "Is anyone else watching this hypochondriac, attention seeking drama queen.

"You went in with a neck pain and spent 2 hours eating crisps."

Another said: "There's a block on 24 hours in A&E who is the exact reason the NHS is on its knees!"

An irate viewer tweeter: "Am I really watching 24 hours in a&E and a guy has gone because he's woken up with neck ache.

"Ffs stick a heat pack on it, pop a paracetamol if really necessary and stop wasting the doctor's time, NHS money and resources."

He was eventually seen by a doctor, diagnosed with neck sprain and sent home with some pain killers.

The Brit told the medic: "Last week I just had neck ache and just ignored it. On Friday it was a bit like, 'oh god it's getting on my nerves a bit'.

'HYPOCHONDRIAC'

"Then yesterday morning I woke up and it was like my neck was locked. It feels like an electric pain, and it shoots you.

"It's like being hit with a cattle prod. It's in a really set location."

24 Hours in A&E is the fly-on-the-wall British medical documentary set in the busy casualty department of NHS hospital, St George's Hospital, Tooting.

The award-winning series follows the day-to-day lives of the doctors and patients.

The camera is rolling 24 hours a day for 28 days in A&E at St Georges Hospital and each episode shows stories from a single 24 hour period.

The department is made up of four areas and the staff in each area specialise in different types of treatment.