This Is Going To Hurt author Adam Kay spotted by fans as he makes a cameo in episode four

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1 Mar 2022, 16:17

Credit: Getty/ BBC One

Credit: Getty/ BBC One

Blink, and you’ll miss it.

Author and creator of the BBC One show This Is Going To Hurt, Adam Kay, came face to face with his fictional self after making a fleeting but exciting cameo in episode four of the show last night.

The more eagle-eyed viewers spotted the author who made a brief appearance at the start of the episode, and they were so excited to see him.

So far, the series has received a wash of positive reviews as people have fallen in love with the show as much as they did with the book, which highlighted difficult topics and the incredible strain on doctors in the NHS but with a splash of dark humour.

Adam Kay’s book was a memoir of his career as a doctor for the NHS between 2004 and 2010, and now, he has made an appearance in the TV adaptation, coming face to face with…himself!

The fleeting cameo came at the top of the episode as his fiction self, played by Ben Whishaw, made his commute to work for another crazy shift in the obstetrics and gynecology ward.

Fictional Adam (Whishaw), who was already exhausted from work, got so tired that he fell asleep at the wheel after stopping at some roadworks, only to be woken up by a rude cyclist, banging on his window and swearing.

The cyclist was, of course, Adam Kay himself (the real one).

After spotting the moment, fans took to Twitter to share their excitement.

One fan wrote: “Did I just see @amateuradam sneak in a little cameo appearance in #ThisIsGoingToHurt Episode 4?”

Another said: “Love the real Adam Kay cameo in #ThisIsGoingToHurt 😂”.

A third wrote: “Good to see Adam Kay in a cameo role as a cyclist in 'This is going to Hurt' in this evening’s episode 🚴👍”.

For those of you that have resisted the urge to binge-watch the whole series on iPlayer, the next episode of This Is Going To Hurt will follow Adam as he attempts to organize the guestlist for his engagement party with Harry. He quickly realise, however, due to his long working hours, he hasn't seen his family and friends in a while and begins to wonder if any of them will actually turn up.

At the same time, Shruti is continuing to drown under the huge demands at work and tries a different approach to her patients by emotionally detaching herself from them. Things don’t exactly work out when she is faced with a grieving couple, however.

This Is Going To Hurt next airs at 9pm on Tuesday, March 8 on BBC One, or you can watch the whole thing on iPlayer.