DR Alex George forced apart from his family on first Christmas since his brother’s suicide.
The Love Island star, 30, was left devastated after the death of his brother Llŷr earlier this year.
Dr Alex says that with the new Tier 4 restrictions in London, he won’t be able to join his family for the festive season.
The reality star shared a picture of himself in full PPE – including a face mask and screen – with the caption: “Looks like I will be alone in London this Christmas.
“As hard as it is to swallow and as upsetting as it is for the family, I will do what is necessary.
“I am going to offer my help to the hospital over Christmas, to look after those who are sick and away from their families at this time.
“This year has been crap but I refuse to lose hope or despair. I will not let this get me down.
“I am sending positivity and love to anyone affected by tonights [sic.] announcement. Remember. There is always hope of a better day”
Alex’s younger brother tragically died by suicide in July aged 20.
The villa favourite revealed he will be leaving his A&E job next year.
He said: “CAREER UPDATE: I am leaving A&E!
“I have had the most incredible five years in the Emergency Department but it’s nearly time for me to move on.
“It won’t be easy but next summer I will be starting a fresh chapter. I am embarking on a new career within the medical field and am excited to have you all on this journey with me.”
Meanwhile, the star recently opened up on his Llŷr’s passing during an appearance on Frankie Bridge’s Open Mind podcast.
Alex admitted he’s still “numb” and would “never get over it”.
He explained: “It’s been a tough few months, he passed on the 23rd of June so not that long ago. I’m probably still very much in a numb phase.
“I went through the horror, shock, breakdown in the first few weeks. It was out of the blue entirely. As an older brother, it’s tough to have a younger sibling do that. He had a place in medical school, he was due to start this year.
“I’ll never get over it, I think it will take me a long time to accept it. It was very much out of the blue. I think he was anxious about his exam results but we certainly didn’t think he felt like that.”