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Porter 'taken more seriously with alopecia'

Gail Porter nearly slips out of her baggy top as she poses for the camera with daughter Honey Porter


Gail Porter has admitted that suffering from alopecia has led to her being taken more seriously as a presenter.

The TV host confirmed that she is losing her hair again but insisted that it simply makes her appreciate her life even more.

She told Fabulous: "Having no hair made me realise how lucky I was. I was being taken more seriously as a TV presenter. I was meeting other alopecia sufferers and gaining strength from them. I was helping other people, too.

"I don't know why it's happening again. The first time round, I blamed stress as I'd gone through a very dark time - I'd suffered an eating disorder, post-natal depression and had to deal with a divorce. Now, although I try not to let things get to me so much, I did feel pressure in the months leading up to Christmas, especially because Mum's no longer here.

"But if it does continue to fall out, so what? There's not much I can do about it. Whatever happens, I know [boyfriend] Jonny and [daughter] Honey will love me, bald or not."
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