Six million Brits call in sick to watch their favourite TV series
A survey has proved six million British people call in sick to watch their favourite TV series.
A study by Freesat - a subscription-free satellite TV service - has revealed British people would rather fake being ill to their boss to catch up on the next episode of their favourite show, whilst over a quarter of the participants involved in the research have cancelled plans with their friends because they'd rather stay glued to their screens.
Jennifer Elworthy - a director of marketing and communications at Freesat shared: "Our research shows that we are a nation of telly lovers and with brilliant subscription-free TV such as 'The Missing' and 'Poldark' gripping the nation, it's no surprise Brits are going to extremes to avoid missing their favourite series."
Further research has revealed the average person spends 215 days of their average working life discussing the latest TV action with their co-workers.