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Gail Porter Reveals She Slept Rough After Spending A Year Homeless Due To Money Woes

'Those were the scariest nights of my life.'

29/01/2017 11:06

Gail Porter has revealed she was left sleeping on a park bench, after money troubles made her homeless. 

The TV presenter told of how she spent a year without a place to call her own, as mounting debt meant she was unable to afford to pay rent. 

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Gai Porter has admitted she spent a year homeless

In an interview with The Sun, Gail admitted she spent some nights sleeping rough in 2014, after running out of friends’ sofas to crash on. 

While the former ‘Fully Booked’ and ‘Top Of The Pops’ presenter is now renting a modest one-bedroom flat in London, she recently declared herself bankrupt, owing “a fix-figure sum” in tax arrears. 

As a result, Gail is living off just £200 a week having struggled to find TV work, which she blames on losing her hair to alopecia in 2005. 

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Gail has struggled to find work since losing her hair

Gail, who has been vocal about her struggles with depression and bipolar disorder, appeared on the 2015 summer series of ‘Celebrity Big Brother’, but later hit out at the series, describing it as “the worst thing ever”.

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