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Porter 'taken more seriously with alopecia'

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

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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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