Love Island's Dr Alex George saves £1,000 after giving up booze 30 days ago

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Love Island's Dr Alex George saves £1,000 after giving up booze 30 days ago

Dr Alex George 's bank balance has seen a boost since he quit booze 30 days ago.

The former Love Island star, 31, explained this morning how he didn't have an issue with alcohol prior to adopting a sober lifestyle last month, but would rather spend his money on other things after saving a four-figure sum thanks to opting out of festive drinking habits.

Alex - who is Ambassador for Mental Health for the government - recalled how he probably drunk alcohol once or twice a week previously, and mused how the drinking culture in the UK is so auto enrolled to include booze.

The GP sang the praises of his new sober lifestyle on BBC Breakfast this morning, as the former reality TV star shared exactly how much he has saved since he stopped subjecting himself to bouts of 'hangover anxiety'.

"I've done research and alcohol is so expensive, for a nice beer in Manchester or London it's so expensive and giving up before Christmas was great," Alex explained on the BBC show earlier today.

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Love Island's Dr Alex George saves £1,000 after giving up booze 30 days agoDr Alex George has seen physical, mental and financial benefits to quitting booze (BBC)

"I was looking last night and I think I've saved £1,000 in the last month between cabs, the food you eat after and the drink, it's so expensive and I'd rather spend that on other things."

Alex - who shared his ADHD diagnosis with fans last year - went on to state how he never had an issue with alcohol but was keen to lead a healthier lifestyle.

Speaking with presenters Jon Kay and Sally Nugent, the medical professional recalled: "I probably drunk once or twice a week, I would go out on a Saturday and have a few beers with friends but my decision, it's coming from a position where I don't feel I have an issue with alcohol.

Love Island's Dr Alex George saves £1,000 after giving up booze 30 days agoThe former Love Island star says he never had 'an issue' with alcohol prior to quitting (ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

"I have stepped back and gone, "What are the benefits here?". In society you're just auto enrolled in drinking.

"The wider things that happen, someone's born, someone passes away, good day at work, bad day at work, you'd go for a drink.

"It's not about judging people who drink, but it's about stepping back and thinking 'What are the benefits here?'

He added: "I eventually decided I like going out early in the morning, I enjoy my exercise and feel good about myself and alcohol does all the opposites of those things."

Love Island's Dr Alex George saves £1,000 after giving up booze 30 days agoAlex first told his fans about his new sober lifestyle at the start of December (BBC)

Alex - who starred on ITV2 show Love Island in 2018 - continued to explain how he still enjoys outings with his friends but the beauty is now he no long has to deal with "that horrible hangxiety" the next day.

The doctor explain at the start of December how he had decided to quit drinking alcohol due to its negative effects on his ADHD and lack of positive benefits to physical and mental health.

Alex shared his attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnosis with fans in October last year - recalling how he had previously always been shared of being labelled and judged.

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Love Island's Dr Alex George saves £1,000 after giving up booze 30 days agoDr Alex worried about 'being judged' prior to being diagnosed with ADHD (Dave Benett/Getty Images for Jaguar Land Rover)
Love Island's Dr Alex George saves £1,000 after giving up booze 30 days agoThe star credits another celebrity with helping him get an official diagnosis last year (dralexgeorge/Instagram)

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition that affects people's behaviour. People with ADHD can seem restless, may have trouble concentrating and may act on impulse. People with ADHD may also have additional problems, such as sleep and anxiety disorders.

The star credited a conversation with musician Toddla T - husband of former Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac - with giving him the strength to 'stop burying my head in the sand' and look for an answer to why he often handles situations differently to other people, as he revealed how he had officially been diagnosed with ADHD following assessments over recent months.

Zoe Delaney

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15.07.2024, 17:44 • Investigation