In the latest Love Island news, Dr. Alex explains to George the real reason why he joined the dating show.
The former islander (30) took part in the reality series ITV2 during the fourth series.
Despite initial hesitation, Alex made it to the Love Island mansion after registering himself.
Latest Love Island News: Dr. Alex opened participation in the show
But in a recent podcast appearance, the star explained how a friend’s tragedy led him to apply.
Keep talking The Locker Podcast, Alex shared, “Fear of failure prevented me from doing things. I am a very introverted person by nature.
“When I was younger, I was always afraid to show myself out there and what people might think if I did something wrong.
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“That all changed when I had a very good friend of mine at the university named Freya and she was a great medical doctor. She would have been a fantastic doctor. She’s been involved with so many charities and frankly just an amazing person.
“But she got leukemia in training. She had a long battle with it and several rounds of chemo and isolated for a long time. It was literally a box that she had to stay in because her immune system was so weak. “
In addition, the star said, “Unfortunately, despite a bone marrow transplant, the cancer came back and she died.
“But before she died, her advice to me was to live your life, take your chances, and not be afraid to show yourself.
“That was such brilliant advice. And during my early 20s, I tried so hard to take that advice. “
In addition, Alex gave his advice to this year’s participants.
Take your chances and don’t be afraid to show yourself out there
The doctor who worked during the pandemic appeared at the mansion alongside Dani Dyer and Jack Fincham.
Alex told The mirror: “The most important thing is to try to be yourself and to hold on to your values and beliefs.
“Don’t take it and yourself too seriously. And try to enjoy it. “
Islanders are supposed to take STI tests
In addition, it is believed that this year’s contestants must take STI before entering the villa.
According to former star Marcel Somerville, candidates will go through “rigorous” procedures prior to the show.
Marcel said to The mirror: “If you want to do it, then by all means do it. The show offers the necessary protection so just be on the safe side.
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“The show does rigorous testing beforehand to make sure everyone is clean. They do some tests to make sure you are clean and safe. “
Meanwhile, alleged candidate Lucy Plunkett posted a number of show advisories on Instagram.
The 20-year-old small business owner shared a series of cryptic posts that could suggest she is entering the mansion.
“I’m ordering my last snack tonight and I’m emotional,” said one while another read, “I’ll miss my best friends.”
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