Dr Alex George is continuing to use his profile for good by fronting a new body-positive Channel 4 show called “Naked Education”. The former “Love Island” star, who shot to fame in the 2018 series, has spent the last few years educating the nation on mental health, and now he is using his medical expertise to start conversations around body image and answer all of those awkward “is is just me?” questions.
Dr Alex, who recently announced he is quitting alcohol to improve his own mental health, revealed that he is part of the presenting team on the Channel 4 show on 30 March via a fun Instagram in which he stripped off himself for the cause. He captioned the promo shot, where he poses alongside co-presenters Anna Richardson and Yinka Bokinni: “When I say this series is going to get people talking, I mean it. It will have you laughing one minute and in tears the next. The show is all about body positivity and educating people on what ‘normal’ bodies actually look like. We talk about everything from the ageing body to 🍆 size, answering the questions people are afraid to ask. My mission is to improve people’s mental health and body image/unrealistic expectations are a huge element of that so I couldn’t be prouder to be part of a show tackling exactly that.” He also added that, other than the initial shot, his clothes are kept on during the show!
The TV channel has added that the six-part series will allow the people to address sensitive subjects “from mastectomy scars and penis size to the ageing body and skin conditions, no subject matter is too big or too small”. Each episode features people from all ages and backgrounds to get the answers to questions they would normally be too embarrassed to ask, which is exactly what Dr. Alex has been canvassing for, particularly in his role as Youth Mental Health Ambassador to the government following the tragic death of his 19-year old brother who took his own life in 2020.
Produced by Betty TV, “Naked Education” will cover reconstructive surgery, weight loss issues, and tackle the elusive “perfect” Instagram body in a bid to get the nation feeling more comfortable in their own skin. Richardson, who also hosts “Naked Attraction”, says: “This series is going address sensitive subjects that other programmes shy away from – it will be powerful, emotional and eye opening. It’s going to pack a naked punch that will have the whole nation talking.”
Watch “Naked Education” episode 1 on Channel 4 on Tuesday, 4 April at 8pm