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Dr Alex George reveals he has joined the 'glasses crew' with playful snap


He’s been busy working on the NHS frontline throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

And Dr Alex George has revealed that he has had to to join the ‘glasses crew’ ahead of his 30th birthday, in a new snap shared to Instagram on Saturday.

The former Love Island star, 29, posted a playful selfie of him smiling for the camera in a car, while showing off his brand new pair of specs.

New glasses: Dr Alex George has revealed that he has decided to join the 'glasses crew' ahead of his 30th birthday in a new snap shared to Instagram on Saturday

New glasses: Dr Alex George has revealed that he has decided to join the ‘glasses crew’ ahead of his 30th birthday in a new snap shared to Instagram on Saturday

He captioned the post: ‘Felt cute might delete later Turning 30 in a few weeks and I have finally accepted its time to join the glasses crew.

‘What do you think?! (Be gentle) (sic)’

Dr Alex had previously been lauded by fans for his tireless work with the National Health Service in the midst of the global health crisis.

Hard at work: Dr Alex had previously been lauded by fans for his tireless work with the NHS in the midst of the global health crisis

Hard at work: Dr Alex had previously been lauded by fans for his tireless work with the NHS in the midst of the global health crisis

He has been working as an A&E doctor in Lewisham throughout the pandemic, while many of his reality TV pals have been jetting off to Dubai and claiming their trips are for ‘work purposes’.

A post praising Dr Alex’s work during the pandemic was shared on social media earlier this month, quickly gained traction as others thanked him for using his platform in a positive manner.

The post was originally shared by meme page Archbishop of Banterbury and featured a shot of Dr Alex dressed in full PPE, including a mask and visor during another lengthy shift.

A post praising Dr Alex's work during the pandemic was shared on social media earlier this month, quickly gained traction as others thanked him for using his platform in a positive manner

A post praising Dr Alex’s work during the pandemic was shared on social media earlier this month, quickly gained traction as others thanked him for using his platform in a positive manner

The caption read: ‘While almost every other Love Islander influencer is partying in Dubai, let’s take a moment to appreciate Dr Alex who is still working on the frontlines in hospital for the NHS. This is how to be an influencer.’

It didn’t take long for the post to receive thousands of likes, with even Dr Alex himself thanking fans for their kind words.

He wrote in the comments: ‘Thank you so much for your kindness and support. Look after yourselves guys.’

Supportive: Dr Alex later took to social media to thank fans for their kind words

Supportive: Dr Alex later took to social media to thank fans for their kind words

Dr Alex later took to his Instagram story to reveal he’d been overwhelmed with fans’ messages, writing: ‘Wow. Just wow. Really feeling the love today. I wish I could reply to you all. Thank you. Just thank you.’

In a video, he later added: ‘I’m just trying to be my best throughout this pandemic and stuff, and I feel a sense of responsibility that comes with it, thanks to everyone who’s doing their best across the NHS and keyworkers and stuff, I think it’s awesome to recognise these people. Thank you so much.’

The doctor recently admitted that ‘grief him [him] like a brick’, as he opened up about the loss of his brother Llŷr, who died by suicide at the age of 19 last July.

Tragic: Alex ecently admitted that 'grief him [him] like a brick', as he opened up about the loss of his brother Llŷr, who died by suicide at the age of 19 last July

Tragic: Alex ecently admitted that ‘grief him [him] like a brick’, as he opened up about the loss of his brother Llŷr, who died by suicide at the age of 19 last July

Taking to Instagram, he wrote: ‘Grief hits you like a brick at times. Driving tow work today it really hit me really hard.

‘I feel so sad at times. I really miss my brother. I am sharing this because it’s ok to feel sad. It’s ok to cry. Miss you mate x.’

Later speaking about his ‘bright, talented and funny’ sibling, he explained that Llŷr’s sudden death left their family ‘shattered and irrevocably changed’.

Opening up: Later speaking about his 'bright, talented and funny' sibling, he explained that Llŷr's sudden death left their family 'shattered and irrevocably changed'

Opening up: Later speaking about his ‘bright, talented and funny’ sibling, he explained that Llŷr’s sudden death left their family ‘shattered and irrevocably changed’

Describing the moment his father told him about Llŷr’s death, Dr Alex wrote in The Sun: ‘In that moment my world fell apart, it came down around me, it shattered.’

‘Not once did Llŷr tell me how he was feeling, I’m a doctor, we were very close, he knew I was a mental health advocate and hugely passionate about it.’

Dr Alex, who has been a mental health advocate for years, went on to explain that his pain from Llŷr’s death will no doubt be there for the rest of his life.

He added that his brother is always in his thought, as he shared his hope he will eventually be able to live alongside his grief.

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