DR Alex George hoped to set hearts racing when he entered the Love Island villa – but instead he found himself a little lovesick.
Here is all you need to know about this aspiring TV doctor who’s been confirmed as a new Good Morning Britain regular after impressing bosses.
Who is Dr Alex George?
Dr Alex George is an A&E doctor, currently working at the University Hospital Lewisham in South East London.
The 27-year-old, who is originally from Carmarthen, Wales, studied medicine at Exeter University.
According to the Daily Mail, Alex was able to secure the eight-ten weeks required to appear on Love Island by working on a zero hours contract.
The controversial contracts mean their bosses are under no obligation to give them work and the hospitals are powerless to stop employees from pursuing other projects.
Has Dr Alex George got a TV gig?
ITV bosses announced that the doc has been given the role of Health Editor on Good Morning Britain.
Announcing the news, Dr Alex said: “Next week Dr Hilary is away, the fantastic Dr Hilary, so I’m very excited to say that I’m going to be stepping into his very big shoes for the week, and doing my very best. I’m really excited!
“I’m really looking forward to it. I’m very passionate about my job, I love medicine, I love health and wellbeing, I’m really excited to have that opportunity to talk about topics.”
He added: “I’m passionate about the job. Of course, I’m going to be going back to the NHS, but in the meantime, I really hope that I can use the platform that I have to talk about things that are topical and affect people in everyday life. Particularly the younger generation – things relating to sexual health, mental health, body image… all kind of topics that I’d really like to discuss and talk to young people about.”
What did Dr Alex George say about Love Island?
It was revealed Love Island contestants would face a strict new ban on drunken sex and nudity and Alex promised to abide by them before entering the villa.
He said: “You’re recorded 24 hours a day and I just want to make sure that I behave in the right way.
“I absolutely love my job, I’ve worked since the age of 13 to get here and I go to work every day and I genuinely enjoy it.”
If he finds fame on the show, Alex believes he will still return to his successful career: “I would probably go back and do it part time, if I could mix it with TV work I would.”
He added: “I think there’s probably room for a new TV doctor!”
More from the Love Island Villa
When is Love Island on ITV2?
Love Island series four kicked off on Monday, June 4, on ITV2.
The show aired at 9.00pm six nights a week – only taking a break on Saturdays – over eight weeks.
The Love Island final was on Monday, July 30.