Love Island bosses want to recruit 'hot and brainy' key workers in new series to follow in footsteps of Dr Alex George
LOVE Island bosses are looking for "brains as well as brawn" as they battle on in their hunt for contestants.
Despite the show's exact location undecided, The Sun on Sunday can reveal producers would love to include a key worker after they have become stars of the pandemic – possibly a hot nurse or sexy surgeon.
It comes after NHS doctor Alex George and solicitor Rosie Williams each proved a hit on the show in recent years.
A source said: "The team have had over 100,000 applications and have been looking for talent with a bit of edge.
"Some of the best contestants over the years have been those who don't just want to be famous – those with some real ambition, a solid career and a story to tell, especially of the key worker variety."
The fewer vapid Instagram "stars" the better.
This month Prime Minister Boris Johnson appointed Dr Alex as a Youth Mental Health Ambassador, with the A&E doc helping kids get through the Covid crisis.
But while the PM praised the work of the influencer, agents representing dozens of others have demanded a meeting to ask ministers to stop laying into them.
Dr Alex – who was booted out of Love Island without finding love – will play an important role in shaping children’s mental health education and support in school, which is part of Government plans to build back after the pandemic.
He will use his clinical expertise and personal experience to help shape policy on improving support for young people.
The PM said: “Children and young people have heroically adapted to save lives and protect our NHS. This has understandably had a huge impact on their mental health, so I want to shine a spotlight on this vital issue ahead of their return to school.
“I’m delighted that Dr. Alex George will be working with us as we do everything in our power to improve people’s mental wellbeing.”
Dr Alex added: “The last year has been unimaginably difficult for all of us, but particularly for young people who have sacrificed so much.
“I am honoured to be appointed for this role where I’ll be working closely with government to make mental health an absolute priority and hope to have a positive impact on the lives of young people and their education for good.
“Right now young people need a voice in government, and I hope that through this role I can advocate for meaningful change in this area.”
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