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Porter's pride as hair returns

TV presenter Gail Porter has spoken of her pride in her new spiky, bleached blonde hairdo five years after losing all her hair to alopecia.

The 39-year-old Scot, who was in central London to help launch a cycling safety campaign, said the short crop had also got the thumbs-up from the general public.

She said: "I'm very proud of it. People come up to me all the time to talk. It's really lovely.

"People feel like they know me and they have been amazing. I have had such a good reaction."

The former Big Breakfast and Top Of The Pops presenter was a regular in lads' mags at the start of her career and a naked photograph of her was projected on to the Houses of Parliament in 1999.

She married Toploader guitarist Dan Hipgrave in 2001 and they had a daughter, Honey, two years later.

The couple announced they had split in 2005, the same year Porter was diagnosed with the hair loss disorder.


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