LOVE Island star Dr Alex George has admitted he’s finding it difficult working on the frontline for the NHS and then isolating at home alone.
Alex took to his YouTube channel today and posted a very frank video where he spoke about the challenges of working on an Accident and Emergency ward during the global coronavirus pandemic.
The former reality TV star began the clip by showing fans around his flat and revealed that he spends most of him time hanging out on a makeshift sofa on the floor of his living room.
Alex is due to move out of his current accommodation and told his followers that his flatmates have already gone.
He then went on to explain how he is feeling in the current situation, and said: “So the reason I thought I would make this video is because there are a lot of people around the country who are at home with their families.
“But there’s a lot of people as well who are isolating on their own or healthcare workers that are in similar situations and decided to self-isolate. Or those in vulnerable or at-risk categories who are in a position where they have to isolate at home, and it isn’t easy.”
He continued: “What’s odd for me is I go from A&E where it’s 100 miles an hour, a really high-stressed environment, there’s a lot going on there and I’m seeing very difficult things, to coming home here to silence. That is very odd.
“I’m naturally very sensitive. I’m someone that enjoys human company, I like being around people and it’s difficult.”
Alex then went on to reference his girlfriend Amelia Bath, who is isolating elsewhere.
“I mean I haven’t seen Amelia now for three plus weeks which is a long time. I think when you see difficult things you want to share those things with people and talk about it which is difficult.
“And it’s hard to explain over FaceTime things that you’re thinking. You want to be there in the present sometimes to really be able to share how you’re feeling about certain things.”
He added: “What’s also difficult is the things that we’re seeing and experiencing, if you tell people that haven’t worked in A&E or not doctors or healthcare professionals, it’s really hard to hear actually. And you don’t want to upset other people so that can be a challenge.”
The doctor then went on explain the situation as “odd” and “weird” and said he just wanted to show people what the reality is.
It comes after Alex gave his followers a tour around an ICU ward to reassure those worried about coronavirus.
The 30-year-old answered questions from his followers via his YouTube channel and gave a valuable insight into what happens in a hospital’s ICU.