DR Alex George hoped to set hearts racing when he entered the Love Island villa – but he failed to find love and is now trying Celebrity MasterChef.
The telly doc is hoping for much better luck as he takes part in the celebrity cooking contest.
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 29-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 to 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.
The A&E doctor, 27, steps in for Dr Hilary Jones when the latter can’t make the show.
He has previously been vocal of his hopes for the role, explaining: “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.”
And now Dr Alex is hoping his steady doctor’s hands will help him in the kitchen as he takes part in this year’s Celebrity MasterChef.
When does Celebrity MasterChef 2019 start?
Celebrity MasterChef officially kicked off on September 2, 2019 at 9pm on BBC One.
The show airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
The Monday and Wednesday episodes are on for a full hour, starting at 9pm and 8pm.
Friday’s 30 minute episode airs at 9pm.
As usual John Torode and Gregg Wallace will be having their taste buds tantalised by the celeb hopefuls.
Is Dr Alex George seeing anyone?
On New Year’s Day 2018, Dr Alex posted a picture of himself captioned: “The person I would like to couple up with is…”
The caption was alongside a photo of the loved-up doc and dancer Amelia Bath
Amelia, from Bournemouth, was on Ibiza Weekender.
The couple regularly post pics of each other on their Instagram accounts, including a holiday in Greece.
Rumours had surfaced in 2018 that Alex had been dating Olympic snowboarder Aimee Fuller after the snowboarder shared a cosy snap of the pair in Glasgow.
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Did Dr Alex George five love on Love Island?
It took a long-time for Alex to couple up but he eventually made a connection with Alexandra Cane.
But it wasn’t long before the love doctor got cold feet and dumped Alexandra.
Fans were furious with the doc.