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Gail Porter: Let me wash up!

Published 03/09/2015

Gail Porter
Gail Porter

Gail Porter is happy to talk about her depression while in the Celebrity Big Brother house.

The 44-year-old presenter admitted she’s struggling with the housemates' latest Royal Family task last night, which sees the British contestants being waited on by the American celebrities. The Scot suffers from OCD and has been open about her obsession with cleanliness in the past.

“I don't like it, I don't like this game," she explained on to her housemates. “I want to do the dishes!”

The star was comforted by fellow celebrities Bobby Davro and Stevi Richie as she wiped away tears.

Gail’s participation in the show was questioned by hundreds of fans after the show’s launch last week following her battle with depression.

Over the years, the star has struggled with post-natal depression, anorexia and self-harm. She was diagnosed with bi-polar disorder following the birth of her daughter Honey in 2002.

But ahead of her entry into the house, Gail insisted that she was in a good place and would be open about her mental health problems.

“I don’t mind talking about it [depression] in the house,” she told British magazine Closer. “I’ve been really happy for a really long time but everybody thinks, ‘Oh my God she was depressed once so that is it.’ They don’t pick up on all the good things or positive things.”

Gail will hopefully be cheered up by the fact that she has avoided the public vote this week.

The housemates all gave their nominations and voted for Farrah Abraham, Janice Dickinson, Jenna Jameson, Chris Ellison, Daniel Baldwin and Stevi and Chloe-Jasmine, who are classed as one housemate, to be up for eviction.

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