Love Island star doctor Alex George has explained he will be unable to be with his family over Christmas because of the government’s new Tier 4 restrictions.
This will be his family’s first Christmas without his younger brother Llyr, who tragically took his own life after struggling with his mental health earlier this year.
But Alex, 30, will be alone this Christmas despite going through such a difficult time as he is now unable to leave London due to the new Tier 4.
“When I realised I couldn’t go home it was very upsetting, I spoke to my parents, my dad – he was very upset but he understood.”
However Alex seemingly refused to look at the situation as a negative.
He said: “We’re enduring now for better times ahead.”
The former reality star explained many people have reached out to him telling him they’re in a similar situation this year.
But rather than wallowing alone on Christmas Day, Alex has decided to do something productive and make the best out of his situation.
“I’m not rotaed in to work,” he said, “but I’m going to go in Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, just to help out.
“Lewisham Hospital is pretty busy. I’m concerned we need to be focussed on doing our best.”
Alex took to Instagram over the weekend to talk about having to be alone over Christmas.
Sharing a photo of him in his hospital scrubs, he said: “Looks like I will be alone in London this Christmas.
“As hard as it is to swallow and as upsetting as it is for the family, I will do what is necessary. I am going to offer my help to the hospital over Christmas, to look after those who are sick and away from their families at this time.”
He went on: “This year has been crap but I refuse to lose hope or despair. I will not let this get me down.
“I am sending positivity and love to anyone affected by tonight’s announcement. Remember, there is always hope of a better day.”
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