Dr Alex George works in A&E ward in ‘tough’ first Christmas since brother’s death

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Dr Alex George is hard at work on Christmas Day this year, selflessly dedicating his day to others in need on the A&E ward.

The former Love Island star, 30, opened up on his "tough" first Christmas without his brother Llŷr, who tragically took his own life in July this year, aged just 20.l

Dr Alex explained he could not be with his family this year due to coronavirus restrictions, but he said he had a strong sense of purpose in being able to work at the hospital.

He shared a photo of himself outside the hospital entrance, sporting a festive blue knitted jumper with "NHS" written all over it.

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He penned: "Although I can’t be at home with my family, which is tough for the first Christmas without Llŷr, I do feel a sense of purpose coming here today.

"In many ways these guys are my family too. This year has been incredibly tough for each and every one of us. We have all had to endure so much.

"I want to say thank you to all of you for everything you have done.

"Please do something for me, raise a glass at dinner today to those who are no longer with us as well as to each other, for being so incredibly strong this year.”

He concluded: "From my family to yours, Merry Christmas, Dr Alex".

Dr Alex also posted a photo from inside the hospital last week, where he confirmed he would be unable to travel back home for Christmas.

In the photo, Alex donned full PPE, and wrote alongside it: "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.

"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 tonights [sic.] announcement. Remember. There is always hope of a better day"

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