Love Island’s Dr Alex George confirmed for Good Morning Britain slot

Alex George

by Hollie Richardson |
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AH-OI-OIOI - the doctor will see you next week...

He's one of the unlikeliest Love Island contestants to become a celeb, but Dr Alex George is making it happen by becoming the next big TV doctor.

He announced on today's Good Morning Britain that he'll be taking over from Dr Hilary Jones while he's away on holiday next week.

Dr Alex George GMB

Dr Alex said: "So next week, Dr Hilary is away, the fantastic Dr Hilary.

"So I'm very excited to say that I am going to be stepping into his very big shoes next week, for a week."

He then added: "I’m really look forward to it.

"I’m very passionate about my job, I love medicine. I love health and wellbeing.

"I’m really excited to have that opportunity to talk about topics I love."

Sure, Alex is sometimes so painfully awkward to watch that we're never sure whether to laugh or wince. But you can't deny that the 27-year-old doctor knows his stuff, right?

Just think back to the time he told the other Love Island boys all about child birth. Now THAT was an education.

An excited Dr Alex took to Instagram to elaborate on his new appointment:

"Great to be on Good Morning Britain today, and excited to announce I will be the resident TV doctor on the show next week!! Make sure you’re watching every day from 6am on @itv #DrAlex"

Let's just hope he gets no questions about broken hearts, because that's one ailment we're not convinced he's going to be able to help with.

And with Dr Ranj confirmed for the Strictly Come Dancing lineup, will there be a new vacancy for Alex to cover over on This Morning?

GALLERY: Check out this year's confirmed Strictly lineup


CLOSER Strictly Come Dancing confirmed line up - slider & stacked

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Katie Piper

TV personality Katie Piper is the first CONFIRMED celebrity taking part in Strictly this year. The mum-of-two confirmed the news on BBC Breakfast and wrote on Instagram: "Thank you for all your lovely messages. "I'm super excited but very nervous about being a contestant on this years @bbcstrictly it's going to be a challenge but everyone who knows me knows I love a challenge so here goes... a new chapter in my life! #strictly2018 #bbcbreakfast"

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Vick Hope

Capital FM presenter Vick Hope has confirmed she's taking part in Strictly Come Dancing this year. Speaking on the breakfast show, she told Roman Kemp: "I can tell you that every Saturday night I get to be close to Faye from Steps... I'm doing Strictly!"

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Joe Sugg

YouTube vlogger Joe Sugg is the brother of Zoella, and he's now looking to make a name for himself on Strictly. He confirmed the exciting news on BBC Radio Breakfast and admitted: "I'm very nervous about it, it's totally out of my comfort zone and I know it will be a huge challenge but that's what life is all about I guess."

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Faye Tozer

Faye Tozer, 42, has signed up to take part in this year's Strictly Come Dancing. Although she's 'Faye from Steps' and basically a professional dancer, she down played any speculation that she has an upper hand. Speaking on The One Show, she said: "Even though I have got some experience, I don't have any ballroom experience, so I'm really excited get my teeth into that, dance with a partner and be whisked around the floor."

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Danny John-Jules

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Graeme Swann

Cricketer Graeme Swann has signed up for Strictly Come Dancing this year.Confirming the news he said on BBC Radio 2: "Keeping it under wraps from my kids has been nearly impossible; they are huge fans of the show and I can't wait to see their faces when I tell them."I don't have any background in dancing but can do the floss so let's hope this comes in useful!"Graeme wouldn't be the first cricketer to take part in the BBC One show; Mark Ramprakash and Darren Gough have both won the show and Phil Tufnell and Michael Vaughan have also been contestants.

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Dr Ranj Singh

Following in the footsteps as Ruth Langsford is Dr Ranj Singh who is a 2018 contestant on Strictly Come Dancing. He confirmed the exciting news on This Morning: "I definitely enjoy a good boogie when I'm out, so I'm hoping I'll be able to pick up the moves! I'm really keen to get stuck in and start rehearsing."

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Stacey Dooley MBE

TV presenter and journalist Stacey Dooley revealed she's on the Strictly lineup on Instagram. In a statement she wrote: "It's happening! I'm taking part in Strictly Come Dancing this year and my mother is going to explode. "2018 has already been such an incredible year for me, I've done some amazing things and I'm excited to add 'becoming a dancing GENIUS' to the list."

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Ashley Roberts

Former Pussycat Dolls member Ashley Roberts is a Strictly contestant but before she was able to announce the news on Chris Evans' radio show he accidentally broke the news.Speaking to the BBC, the singer revealed it was actually her friends, who have previously starred on the Strictly, that spurred her decision to join the dance show. She explained: "Daisy Lowe loved it, [Caroline] Flacky said it was one of her favourite projects."Pixie [Lott] and Laura [Whitmore] loved it! So I'm excited to dive into my own experience."

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Kate Silverton

TV presenter Kate Silverton will take part in the BBC dance competition later this year and she's revealed producers are having to make special shoes for her. She explained to the Daily Mail: "My feet got in the way. I'm having to have special shoes made for me because Strictly didn't have any big enough."

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Seann Walsh

Comedian Seann Walsh has confirmed he'll take to the dance floor in September and admited his role on the show has surprised himself and everyone he knows."It's just something that I and no one I know would expect me to do. Everyone looks like they're having so much fun on it. It makes me laugh every time I imagine doing it," he explained.

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Lee Ryan

Blue singer and former EastEnders actor Lee Ryan announced on Loose Women that he's going on Strictly.Yup.He told the panel: "I think just watching Simon Webb [his bandmate] and his transformation, that was what was really important. "He went in there and didn't know what he was doing but he learned."

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Lauren Steadman

Paralympian Lauren Steadman confirmed she's going on Strictly on The One Show. She said: "I still don't think it has properly sunk in that I'm actually going to be part of this year's Strictly! "I have loved the show since I was young, and it's a huge thing to tick off my bucket list."She went on to say: "I'm more nervous about being on stage, performing live and in front of the judges than I am about the Elite Paratriathlon Grand Final next month! "But I'm up for the challenge and excited to swap my triathlon kit for dancing shoes and sequins." Wowza!

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Charles Venn

EastEnders and Casualty star Charles Venn confirmed he would be participating in the show on Good Morning Britain. He said: "It truly is a pleasure to be a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing, to be associated with a show that has such a huge following excites and scares me in equal measure! "Dancing on Strictly is going to be quite a challenge but life's all about testing yourself so there's lots to look forward to, let the games begin!"

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Susannah Constantine

Fashion expert Susannah Constantine was the final contestant to be announced for Strictly this year! She confirmed her appearance alongside Charles Venn on GMB and said: "I hope to prove pigs can fly (dance). I'm sick with nerves and jangling with excitement."

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