02 September 2019 21:48
DR Alex George hoped to set hearts racing when he entered the Love Island villa - but he failed to find love and is now trying Celebrity MasterChef.. The telly doc is hoping for much better luck as he takes part in the celebrity cooking contest which kicks off TONIGHT (September 2). 2 Hunky Dr Alex George didn't have much luck during his appearance on Love Island 2018 Credit: ITV Who is Dr Alex George? Dr Alex George is an A&E doctor, currently working at the University Hospital Lewisham in South East London. The 29-year-old, who is originally from Carmarthen, Wales, studied medicine at Exeter University.
According to the Daily Mail, Alex was able to secure the eight to ten weeks required to appear on Love Island by working on a zero hours contract. The controversial contracts mean their bosses are under no obligation to give them work and the hospitals are powerless to stop employees from pursuing other projects. Has Dr Alex George got a TV gig? ITV bosses announced that the doc has been given the role of Health Editor on Good Morning Britain. LATEST CELEBRITY MASTERCHEF NEWS martha-chef About Martha Reeves - Celebrity MasterChef 2019 contestant and Motown star Smooth talker Meet Celebrity MasterChef 2019 contestant Rickie Haywood-Williams Xtra ingredient Meet Mim Shaikh - Celebrity MasterChef 2019 contestant and BBC 1Xtra host NO LAUGHING MATTER Stand-up comic Josie Long is competing on Celebrity MasterChef 2019 GOGGLEPOSH Gogglebox star Dom Parker is joining Celebrity MasterChef - without wife Steph french fancy Death In Paradise actress Elizabeth Bourgine joins Celebrity MasterChef 2019 He has previously been vocal of his hopes for the role, explaining: "I'm passionate about the job.
As usual John Torode and Gregg Wallace will be having their taste buds tantalised by the celeb hopefuls. Is Dr Alex George seeing anyone? On New Year's Day 2018, Dr Alex posted a picture of himself captioned: "The person I would like to couple up with is..." The caption was alongside a photo of the loved-up doc and dancer Amelia Bath The couple regularly post pics of each other on their Instagram accounts, including a holiday in Greece. Rumours had surfaced in 2018 that Alex had been dating Olympic snowboarder Aimee Fuller after the snowboarder shared a cosy snap of the pair in Glasgow. Did Dr Alex George five love on Love Island?
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Gregg Wallace and John Torode were genuinely impressed by his pudding, but said it was a little too simple for the competition. However, Joey was just thrilled that he'd made it through to the next round. If I was a judge I'd give it a Michelin star, is it a Michigan scar?" Fans of the BBC show were in stitches as the classic Joey quip. One tweeted: "Can't wait to eat in Joey's Michigan Scar restaurant." "Michigan Scar!!! A third said: "Michigan scar!! Best Joey line." Despite Joey's mishaps, it was actually Andy Grant who left the show first. (Image: BBC) The pair had gone up against Strictly star Oti Mabuse, fashion designer Zandra Rhodes and ex-footballer Neil Ruddock. Joey recently claimed that Masterchef is the most danger he's ever put himself in. *Celebrity Masterchef continues on Wednesday at 8pm on BBC One Celebrity MasterChef starts tonight (Monday, September 2) on BBC One, with the first five contestants entering the kitchen. Oti Mabuse is one of the line-up tonight after appearing in a number of reality shows over the past year. She is also famous for being part of a number of BBC dancing shows. Who is Oti Mabuse? Oti Mabuse, 29, is a professional dancer originally from South Africa. In the last year, she has become a regular of reality TV, appearing on Celebrity Gogglebox and The Greatest Dancer, where she appeared as a judge alongside Cheryl and Matthew Morrison. On The Greatest Dancer, Mabuse was the first-ever winning judge when she mentored 14-year-old Ellie Ferguson to victory. She is probably best known, however, for being a professional dancer on Strictly Come Dancing. READ MORE: Strictly Come Dancing: Will Motsi Mabuse favour sister Oti? Oti Mabuse is appearing on Celebrity MasterChef 2019 Mabuse joined the show in 2015 and has had mixed fortunes on the BBC show. In her first year, she was partnered with Anthony Ogogo and came second to last. In the following two years, she came eighth with Jonnie Peacock and seventh with Graeme Swann. READ MORE: Strictly Come Dancing: Can Oti Mabuse take part if her sister judges? Oti Mabuse will appear in heat one of Celebrity MasterChef 2019 This week, we will find out who she will be partnered with someone when Strictly returns on Saturday. Strictly has become a family affair for Mabuse, with her sister Motsi Mabuse about to become a judge. Prior to appearing on Strictly, Mabuse did two seasons of German dancing show Let's Dance, where Motsi was also a judge. She is also married to another ballroom dancer, Marius Lepure, who has worked as a backing dancer on Strictly. READ MORE: Oti Mabuse: Strictly pro on what Celebrity Gogglebox is REALLY like Oti Mabuse is a professional on Strictly Come Dancing Oti Mabuse was also a judge on The Greatest Dancer Strictly's new judge Motsi Mabuse has spoken out about the racist "monkey" jibes she has suffered because she is a black TV star. The South African-born dancer said: "I've learnt the power of words. Professional dancer Motsi is about to take her seat as Darcey Bussell's replacement on the panel for the new BBC One series which starts on Saturday. But having been a judge on the German version of the show, she has been victim of racism and threats simply because of her colour. (Image: Keith Mayhew/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) A stand-up comedian called Faisal Kawusi - who was a contestant on Let's Dance in 2017 - sparked outrage when he made a racist joke at her expense. He compared South Africans to monkeys and then wondered if Motsi could understand the beasts' grunting noises in the movie Planet of the Apes. Brave mum-of-one Motsi - who lives in Germany - said: "Racism is very extreme and it has become worse in recent years. However she explained this is why she will dish out fair judgements and constructive criticism to the celebrity dancers on Strictly. (Image: GETTY IMAGES) And she tells Radio Times: "I've learnt to not look that deep into what people say because it's mostly a reflection of themselves. "It's always great to hear nice words but with our new daily social media and everything, people hide behind fake profiles and attack people because they're just frustrated. "Coming from South Africa, I lived with unfairness growing up as a girl, and never being treated fairly because of skin colour or whatever – fairness is such a big factor in my life." When the Planet of the Apes row blew up in Germany, her sister Oti - who is a professional dancer on Strictly - lashed out: "Joking black people look like apes is NOT okay. Following the BBC gender pay row, when asked if she was getting the same money as the other judges such as Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli, Motsi would only say: "I don't know. But she supported plans by the BBC to introduce same sex couples on the show next year adding: "In Germany, we've completely gone that way. We've had two ladies dance together."