Three television celebrities are working alongside nurses at Barnsley Hospital foundation trust as part of a new TV series that highlights the role of NHS nurses.

Three television celebrities are working alongside nurses at Barnsley Hospital foundation trust as part of a new TV series that highlights the role of NHS nurses.

Outspoken journalist Janet Street-Porter, TV presenter Gail Porter and comedian Sean Hughes underwent training as auxiliary nurses.

The trio are spending two weeks in the hospital filming for the Granada TV series So You Think You Can Nurse?

The results will be shown in three hour-long programmes on Channel Five in the new year. The programme follows a similar series screened last year - So You Think You Can Teach? - which also featured Ms Street-Porter.

A spokeswoman for Barnsley hospital foundation trust said: 'We're taking part in the production of a series for Channel Five which is focusing on the nursing profession.

'They are joining us to learn and get hands-on experience of nursing, all of which will be filmed for the educational show.'

'The celebrities are undergoing pre-work training, but because none are qualified nurses they will work in the role of auxiliary nurses during their time with us.'

The celebrities have been working across a number of the hospital's departments, including accident and emergency, medical emergency, day surgery, and the children's ward.