Love Island’s Dr Alex George has urged the show’s fans to be kind to all the new Islanders.
The Love Island 2018 star, who is also an NHS doctor, took to his Instagram account on Monday night, the evening of the Love Island 2021 launch night, to share a picture of herself shirtless.
In the photo’s caption, Dr Alex, 30, called on Love Island viewers to “celebrate all body shapes and sizes” and to “be kind online” as the new series kicks off.
He was seen paddling in the sea while wearing just a pair of black swimming trunks in the picture.
Dr Alex captioned the photo: “Love Island is back on TV tonight and I know so many are excited to have the show back on our screens.
“Don’t panic this photo isn’t a sign that I am going back on the island… I just wanted to post a gentle reminder to be kind online.
“Particularly when it comes to body image and appearance.
“I am proud of how I look in the photo above. I am happy and healthy.
“Let’s celebrate ALL body shapes and sizes.
“Always worth remembering that although the contestants can’t read your tweets or comments while they are on the island, their loved ones certainly can.
“Importantly, so can your friends and family who might relate to that person on your screen.
“Enjoy the series and escapism that it brings and look to build people up and please be kind.”
Dr Alex’s followers agreed with his comments, with one saying: “You’re the most positive thing to come out of Love Island – a true role model.”
“If only the whole world would post this on their Instagrams,” another commented.
A third agreed: “Such important words.. Let’s hope people keep it in mind. I love how so many are highlighting the importance of it this series xx.”
“Thank you for posting, such a good reminder,” another said, alongside an applause emoji.
Dr Alex failed to find love when he appeared on Love Island back in 2018.
He started off coupled up just as friends with Samira Mighty, before having brief romances with Ellie Brown and Grace Wardle.
His final fling was with Alexandra Cane, which ended when he broke up with her before they even left the villa.
*Love Island airs every night at 9pm on ITV2