Dr Alex George’s second home scandal, love life and mental health …

Since appearing on Love Island[1] in 2018 Dr Alex George has shot to fame and has taken on roles like UK Youth Mental Ambassador and has hosted his own documentaries on mental health.[2] He has also been under scrutiny after a second home scandal and rumours of him cheating on his ex-girlfriend.

Alex is currently appearing on the new Channel 4[3] show Naked Education, which is a body-positive educational series aiming to normalise all body types and break down stereotypes. The 32-year-old, who hails from Carmarthen[4], first appeared in the public eye when he took part in Love Island in 2018.

Although he was unlucky in love on Love Island, he quickly made a successful career after Love Island. Before Love Island, Alex was an A&E doctor and he continued to work as an A&E doctor during the coronavirus pandemic. You can keep up to date with the latest TV and showbiz news by signing up to the newsletter here.[5][6]

In 2019, George launched his podcast The Waiting Room with Dr Alex in which he interviews other healthcare professionals about topical health and wellbeing issues. In 2020 Alex’s youngest brother Llyr took his own life,[8] after struggling with his mental health.

Since then Alex has continually raised awareness for mental health by appearing on programmes like This Morning and Lorraine, his own BBC documentaries and being appointed UK Youth Mental Ambassador by the government. He has also posted openly and worked on projects about body positivity and has been praised for talking honestly about his appearance since Love Island.[9][10][11][12][13]

Dr Alex George with his younger brother Llyr
Dr Alex George with his younger brother Llyr

In 2022 Alex hit back at critics as he came under fire when he purchased four holiday homes in Pembrokeshire[14], which he was planning to rent out. He also said he would give one of the holiday homes to a Ukrainian family and received a lot of hate, including “threats of violence” as people criticised his decision to buy second homes in Wales. Many young people in Pembrokeshire say they are being priced out of buying homes in their own communities because of the influx of second-home buyers.

Dr Alex has said that his family had “every right” to run a business[15] as others do in the area, and described it as a “classic case of people interpreting things when they don’t know the full picture”. Posting to Instagram he said: “For clarification because it seems to have caused quite a lot of confusion… These ‘cottages’ are a singular converted farm out-house. These are on the land / property of another residential house. I am not going to disclose all the details of this because of the obvious (it’s social media). There is good reason why we have opted for most to be for holiday stays and one of which can be for a refugee family and yes, afterwards a local if the family decide to leave.”

Currently, it appears that Alex is single after he split from his girlfriend Ellie Hecht in February 2022. The split does not appear to have been amicable as Ellie has said they are not on speaking terms and there were rumours that Alex had cheated on Ellie with four different girls at the time of the breakup, as reported to The Sun[16] at the time. Alex wrote on his Instagram around that time: “It’s wise not to judge situations that you do not understand. Just a Sunday thought.”

Before Ellie Alex dated Ibiza Weekender star Amelia Bath for nearly two years and they split in July 2020 after spending time apart during the pandemic caused the breakdown of their relationship.

Naked Education begins on Channel 4 at 8pm on Tuesday, April 4.


  1. ^ Love Island (www.walesonline.co.uk)
  2. ^ hosted his own documentaries on mental health. (www.walesonline.co.uk)
  3. ^ Channel 4 (www.walesonline.co.uk)
  4. ^ Carmarthen (www.walesonline.co.uk)
  5. ^ showbiz (www.walesonline.co.uk)
  6. ^ here. (data.reachplc.com)
  7. ^ Loose Women’s Charlene White sends co-star sweet message after big career news (www.walesonline.co.uk)
  8. ^ Llyr took his own life, (www.walesonline.co.uk)
  9. ^ This Morning (www.walesonline.co.uk)
  10. ^ Lorraine (www.walesonline.co.uk)
  11. ^ BBC (www.walesonline.co.uk)
  12. ^ being appointed UK Youth Mental Ambassador (www.walesonline.co.uk)
  13. ^ been praised for talking honestly about his appearance since Love Island. (www.walesonline.co.uk)
  14. ^ Pembrokeshire (www.walesonline.co.uk)
  15. ^ Dr Alex has said that his family had “every right” to run a business (www.walesonline.co.uk)
  16. ^ as reported to The Sun (www.thesun.co.uk)

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