Gail Porter Biography
Gail Porter is a Scottish television presenter, television personality, former model and actress who started her career in children’s TV, before branching out into modeling and presenting mainstream TV.
Gail Porter Age
Gail is 48 years old as of 2019. She was born on 23 March 1971.
Gail Porter Partner Family
She has been married once. She married Toploader guitarist Dan Hipgrave. The couple married in August 2001 and gave birth to their daughter Honey on 3 September 2002. In February 2005, she said that they had separated eight months earlier. She was in a relationship with Keith Flint, vocalist from The Prodigy before she met her ex-husband
Gail Porter Partner Alopecia
She created alopecia total, losing her hair in 2005. She chose not to wear a cap or wig so as to bring issues to light of the condition. She moved toward becoming an envoy for the Little Princess Trust, philanthropy which gives wigs to kids hair loss. On Richard and Judy on 15 February 2006, she demonstrated her hair, eyebrows, and eyelashes were starting to develop back. On 12 April 2006, she said, “It is conceivable that I will get my hair back.”By May 2010 hair had developed on 75% of her scalp. Before the year’s over, her hair had begun dropping out once more.
Doorman’s alopecia total was the subject of the BBC ONE Life arrangement narrative Gail Porter Laid Bare on 31 May 2006. Her personal history, Laid Bare: My Story of Love, Fame, and Survival, was distributed in September 2007.
Gail Porter Career
Doorman went to Portobello High School in Edinburgh. She considered for a BTEC HND in media generation at West Herts College. In the wake of making an ineffective offer to join the introduction group of the BBC kids’ show, Blue Peter, she has exhibited family-accommodating TV projects, or ones went for youngsters. They incorporate The Movie Chart Show, Top of the Pops, and Live and Kicking, work for CITV, and projects, for example, The Big Breakfast and Gail Porter’s Big 90s for VH1.
In the late 1990s, she started to model for magazines, for example, FHM. A naked photo of Porter was anticipated on the Houses of Parliament in 1999. FHM and the guerrilla showcasing organization, Cunning Communications, and projectionist-craftsman Malcolm Litson and Jason Bridges, went with it with a message to vote in favor of her in the FHM Sexiest Women Poll. In her self-portrayal, Porter says she didn’t think about the trick until it was accounted for the next day.
In 2001, Porter partook in the unscripted tv show Celebrity Blind Man’s Bluff and on Lily Savage’s Blankety Blank. In 2003, she was on Channel 4’s The Games, in spite of the fact that damage shortened her cooperation.
In 2004 to 2006 she exhibited three arrangement of Dead Famous and in 2009 displayed scenes of The Gadget Show, incidentally supplanting Suzi Perry. In 2008 to 2011, Porter was an ordinary specialist on Channel 5’s The Wright Stuff.
In 2010, she was a visitor group commander on What Do Kids Know? with Rufus Hound, Joe Swash and Sara Cox on Watch. In August 2010, she started the Two Way Street crusade for specialists Russell Jones and Walker, an activity to build up the connection between HGV drivers and cyclists, keeping them more secure. In October 2010, Porter facilitated a narrative on Current TV, Gail Porter on Prostitution which researched prostitution laws.
In 2014, Porter said she would be visitor editorial manager of Fashion Plus magazine.
She showed up at London Fashion Week in September 2014 and composed of her encounters for the magazine.
On 27 August 2015, she entered the Celebrity Big Brother house speaking to the UK. On 15 September, she was the fourth housemate to be expelled subsequent to going through 20 days in the house.
In 2017 she turned into the brand envoy for the indebtedness expert Creditfix, meeting with people in general and talking transparently about her battles with the obligation in a few corporate recordings.
Gail Porter Big Brother
Gail Porter, who’s among the top picks to win Celebrity Big Brother, has alopecia. In any case, new housemate Janice Dickinson assumes her male pattern baldness has an alternate reason – she contrasted the TV moderator with her mom, who had malignant growth, and called her “courageous”. In any case, Janice declared that Gail and Sherrie Hewson were her companions in the house – to such an extent that they’d consented to unload her cases for her, by virtue of her joint pain.
She stated: “In view of my joint pain Sherrie and Gail have been charitable and kind enough to support me… I asked them to in light of the fact that I do confide in them. I confide in those women. These ladies are my companions as of now.”
Gail Porter Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of around worth £3.5 million
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Gail Porter Interview
So tell me about the new hair…
I know. I wish I knew how it happened. I’d been using this thing that I made up with olive oil and avocado, but no one knows really. I’ve not been to the doctor. I only ever went once about my hair, when it fell out, and he said it was 99% certain I’d never get it back. I had alopecia universalis – ie no hair, no eyebrows, no eyelashes. That was five years ago. But, hey, now I’ve got hair! Of course, it might fall out again. My friend, who has had alopecia since she was four, had her hair come back when she was 18 and then, after about six months of a cute little bob, it all fell out again. So I’m not getting my hopes up. It’s been about nine months and I’m enjoying it while I can.
Are the eyelashes real?
Yes, all mine. And I’ve got my nose hairs back. And, look – my eyebrows have grown in a style! I’ve not plucked them or anything. But then there are the hairy legs and hairy underarms – I’ve gone swimming and suddenly thought, oh God, I’d forgotten all about that.
Has come back from baldness involved a mental readjustment?
It makes me feel better about myself, but I’m not clinging to hope. I’d resigned myself to never having hair again, so I see it as a bonus – a luxury. And I enjoyed being bald. You could have fun with it – if I ever saw paparazzi following I would do the Vulcan sign. One time, I went out with my girlfriends and we all had wigs on that we took off and swapped around and freaked everyone out. Also, it was brilliant maintenance-wise – now it’s back to shampoos and conditioners.
How has your daughter taken it?
She’s great. She was a bit upset at first because she loved the fact that Mummy was different and the kids would have great fun with my bald head – they’d rub it and make wishes. But now I think she likes my elfin-type thing. She’s not sure if she wants me to have long hair, but I think that might be wishful thinking on my part anyway. I’m just going to stick with the crop at the moment. I had it cut for the first time yesterday. It was quite exciting. It’s the first time I’ve been to the hairdressers in six years.
Stress is thought to be a trigger for alopecia. Does this mean you have a less manic life these days?
I hope so, but I like being busy. I’ve been doing this documentary about prostitution. It’s not something I’d ever really thought about before – the women involved or why they’re doing it. I spoke to one woman, who had been hit by her partner and her child was disabled. She’d got into prostitution to support the child and thought she’d get out of it but now she has a criminal record for soliciting and can’t get out of it because who’ll give her a job? The woman’s eyes were filling with tears when I was talking to her. I felt really helpless listening to these stories. You felt the country wasn’t doing enough for these women.
Have you kept in touch with any of them?
Yes. I’ll be walking through Soho and it’s “Hello, Monique!” I like to make friends, and they tell me all their stories over lunch. Two of them Twitter me and one of them is my friend on Facebook. She’s mad as a hatter. She’s great.
So it’s not all misery…
A lot of the women I spoke to said they were happy doing the job. And I met a couple of apparently successful women who have a couple of clients a week because they choose to. But once you delve deeper you find problems in their past – there’s never a straight story.
You’ve done a number of quite serious documentaries…
I did one about inter-country adoption, then another about being blind. I had to learn how to use a stick and they gave me these special glasses where I couldn’t see anything. I had to find my way back from Blackpool to London. Trying to use the bathroom on a train was an absolute nightmare. And you could never get anyone to help. Some teenage girls who’d been drinking walked me into a post and ran off. I was quite tearful. I had to meet this blind guy afterward who had lost his sight when he was 17. He told me all these stories. It was really quite emotional.
In your 2007 autobiography, you wrote about depression, self-harming and anorexia. Is it helpful to make films about people less fortunate than yourself?
I’ve just come back from Vietnam where I did a trek for the Children’s Trust, a charity for children with brain injuries and life-threatening injuries. So it does help you put things in perspective. Some magazine, which I won’t name, put me up for bravery awards. What’s so brave about being bald? I’ve not fought for my country or found the cure for cancer – I’ve just gone out without my hat on! I told them to shove it up to their jaxie.
You did a standup slot at the Edinburgh TV festival this year. Were you nervous?
I was, but I’d done it before. I did the Comedy Store last year and it was terrifying. I got up and just froze for about 10 seconds. I forgot everything. But then it was fine. Everyone seemed to clap – and laugh. I don’t know if it was sympathy but it was great. I was sick before I went on, but it was great coming off.
Did you write your own routine for Edinburgh?
My friend Russell Kane, the comedian, has been my mentor. He’s amazing. He said, drawing on any problems you’ve had and I’m like… I’ve got a bagful!
Anything else in the pipeline?
There’s another couple of documentaries I’ve been approached for. And I’m still doing things like GMTV and The Wright Stuff on Channel 5. It’s like one minute I’m talking about Cheryl Cole buying a new house in America and the next minute I’ll be discussing Afghanistan. I love it. When I was bald, I went through a period where I seemed to do nothing except TV programmes about being bald. So, yes, I’m happy. It’s all good.
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