Dr Alex George has revealed that his coronavirus antibody test came back negative as he continues to work on the NHS frontline.
The former Love Island star, 30, shared a video to his YouTube channel as he opened the results in front of his fans on Monday.
Speaking to the camera, Alex said: ‘I’m going to open up the text now. This is a huge moment, here we go, let’s do it.
Results: Dr Alex George, 30, has revealed that his coronavirus antibody test came back negative as he continues to work on the NHS frontline
‘Your Covid-19 antibody screen result from Lewisham… not detected.
‘Well that is quite a shock. It’s not detected, I don’t have the antibody. That’s a real surprise… I’m quite shocked by that because if you think about it I have been there on the frontline since the start.
‘I tested people in the little pods outside the hospital, so we had pods set up when we first had cases… doing the swab test, sending patients home.
‘And then of course I’ve treated many, many patients throughout this crisis. I’ve been exposed to hundreds because I’ve course I’ve been going up to the ambulances, I’ve been doing ultrasounds on people’s chests, so I’ve seen a large number of patients.
Tense: The former Love Island star shared a video to his YouTube channel as he opened results in front of his fans on Monday
Reaction: ‘That is a bit of a shock and to be honest I am a bit disappointed. I know it sounds really, really odd and probably a bit ridiculous,’ Alex said
‘Of course I’ve been using my PPE and what this is, is probably a testament that the PPE does work…
‘That is a bit of a shock and to be honest I am a bit disappointed. I know it sounds really, really odd and probably a bit ridiculous.
‘Of course I don’t want to have caught Covid-19, I’m very aware of how unwell you can be with Covid-19 but part of you thinks: “Gosh, I would like to be immune because I’ve seen a lot of patients, I’m immune, hopefully that means I less likely to be unwell from it again.
‘And therefore it means of course that I am less of risk to loved ones, like my girlfriend.’
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Alex confessed he’s ‘tired’ following his ‘busy shift’, and just ‘wants to go home and chat’ to the dancer, who he credited for helping him ‘relax’.
Leaving the south London hospital in the early hours, he shared: ‘My shift is now finished and I am just heading home. It’s been again a busy shift – I know I keep saying this but it is the truth. I am feeling alright, I am tired.
‘One of the challenges is that I am away from my girlfriend, I made the decision that I didn’t want to risk giving it to her or her family, so I am up in London staying on my own – isolating and she is staying elsewhere so I don’t give it to her.
Selfless: As the UK entered lockdown, the doctor made the brave decision to move closer to University Hospital Lewisham in a bid to protect his girlfriend from contracting the virus
‘That is difficult when you have a busy shift like today you want to go home and sit and chat with someone and just hang out with someone to relax after what happened, it’s hard when you can’t and you are on your own.’
Revealing the pair have been communicating via video message and call services, the NHS employee added: ‘Technology is good, being able to FaceTime and chat to people.
‘I try and share as much of my experience as I can because it does help, even doing these videos as well, telling you guys how I feel and what I am doing does help me get through a challenging time.’
The couple, who met in a bar, have been going strong since December 2018, a few months after his stint on ITV2 dating series Love Island.
Amelia has since shared her pride over Alex’s career, writing last week: ‘I’m so proud of him and I’m endlessly grateful for all the NHS staff and key workers who are working tirelessly during such uncertain times.’
Smitten: The couple, who met in a bar, have been going strong since December 2018, a few months after his stint on ITV2 dating series Love Island
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